YEREVAN (Yerkir)-The Recognition of the Armenian Genocide was represented By the U.S. Administration Wednesday as an issue of Armeno-Turkish relations, beyond the scope of Congress but events between 1915-1923, which had great consequences for both nations cannot be defined as simply historical, former RA Ambassador to Canada, political scientist Ara Papian told a PanARMENAN.Net reporter.
According to international law, Genocide is a crime against humanity and all are responsible for it, he said.
"It means that the first Genocide of the 20th century befell not only the Armenian nation but the whole of humanity. Consequently, U.S. Congress has exercised its constitutional right and commitment to give assessment to cases of human rights violation and call to account those guilty. The House of Representatives should remember this when discussing and voting," said Papian. "As to reparations, it’s not bound to the issue of recognition. Armenia’s rights were infringed long ago. Turkey wants to cover up its shameful act with its policy of denial. But the criminal must not make use of the crime," Papian said.