The point is to the great extent the recognition of Armenian Genocide. At the moment, neither of the parties is interested in Armenia’s stance, the expert for the Armenian Center of Political and International Studies Ruben Mehrabyan told NEWS.am, commenting on Turkish mass media publications, U.S. threatened Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide if Ankara refuses to deploy missile-defense system in its territory.
Speaking in the language of “if ifs”, it may be assumed if Turkey complies with U.S. demands, Armenia should forget the recognition of Genocide in the years ahead. However, Turkey will not make such a move and will not fulfill U.S. demands. Turkey’s foreign policy is inconsistent with U.S. plans. This does not mean, however, U.S. will recognize Armenian Genocide. The recognition of Genocide will be dragged for a long time.
As to the Armenian lobbying in U.S., the expert stressed its activities are of mere technical nature. U.S. raises the issue on Armenian Genocide from time to time, following its political interests.
All other statements are made based on emotional background, intended for mass media, Mehrabyan said.
As reported previously, U.S. threatened Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide if Ankara refuses to deploy missile-defense system in its territory, Hurriyet Daily News & Economic Review reported.