White House Official Michael Hammer said the White House urges Turkey and Armenia not to return to historical events, but live for today, Hammer was quoted as saying by the Turkish newspaper Milliyat.
U.S. Congress International Relations Commission Chairman Howard Berman proposed to submit the issue for consideration March 4.
Armenia claims that the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. Making greater efforts to promote the issue internationally, Armenians have achieved its recognition by parliaments of some countries.
It is expected that Armenia will intensify its lobby, especially in the U.S. Congress.