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This was more than expected for us Armenians. This is what independent MP of the National Assembly of Armenia Arman Babajanyan told journalists today, touching upon the fact that US Senator Lindsay Graham has vetoed the Armenian Genocide resolution.

Babajanyan recalled that this comes after the senator’s meeting with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He also noted that, generally speaking, Armenians shouldn’t get excited about the recognition of the Armenian Genocide because it was the moral duty of the US to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

“As far as Turkey-Armenia relations are concerned, I believe these processes don’t contribute to the efforts to move the relations to a qualitative level. We need to be able to seek a totally different environment for the relations between Yerevan and Ankara. We need to make efforts to distinguish between Baku and Ankara as much as possible,” he said.

When asked what Armenia can do after the veto, the deputy said the following: “There is nothing we can do about it. The process is currently frozen, and now we have to see if the senator’s veto on the Armenian Genocide resolution means that US recognition of the Armenian Genocide is incomplete when the country had already recognized it at the level of Congress.”

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