Public Radio of Armenia – US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has become the most recent cosponsor of S.Res.150, bipartisan legislation locking in permanent US remembrance of the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian National Committee of America reports.
The legislation reaffirming proper U.S. recognition and remembrance of this crime and rejecting U.S. complicity in its denial was introduced to the US Senate earlier this year by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Democrat Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and former presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
The Armenian Genocide Resolution notes that the U.S. has, as early as 1951, officially recognized the Armenian Genocide through a filing with the International Court of Justice, followed by House legislation adopted in 1975, and 1984 and President Ronald Reagan’s Proclamation in 1984.
The resolution resolves that it is the policy of the United States to:
1) Commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance;
2) Reject efforts to enlist, engage, or otherwise associate the U.S. Government with denial of the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide; and
3) Encourage education and public understanding of the facts of the Armenian Genocide, including the U.S. role in the humanitarian relief effort, and the relevance of the Armenian Genocide to modern-day crimes against humanity.