Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.2/ Trend, A. Taghiyeva /
President of France Nicolas Sarkozy intends to prepare a new bill criminalising the denial of the so-called "Armenian genocide", if the country's Constitutional Council repeals a law adopted recently by the Senate, CNN Turk reports with reference to French media outlets.
According to the media, Mr Sarkozy criticised some ministers who oppose the law and expressed dissatisfaction with the MPs' address to the Constitutional Council to repeal the law on "genocide."
On Jan.31, French Senators collected required number of signatures to submit to the Constitutional Council to demand a repeal of the law criminalising the denial of the so-called "Armenian genocide".
Previously on Jan 23, after an eight-hour debate, the French senate adopted the bill. Some 127 senators voted in favour, while 86 voted against.
The lower house of the French parliament adopted a bill criminalising the denial of the so-called "genocide" on Dec.22.
The bill demands a year's imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euro for denying the so-called "genocide."
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that the predecessor of the Turkey - Ottoman Empire had committed the 1915 genocide against the Armenians living in Anadolu, and achieved recognition of the "Armenian Genocide" by the parliaments of several countries.