US House panel approves resolution on Armenian genocide Mike Rosen-Molina at 7:24 PM ET
[JURIST] The US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday approved [chairman statement] a resolution labeling the World War I-era killings of over one million Armenians by Turkish soldiers [ANI backgrounder; Turkish DC Embassy backgrounder] as genocide. The resolution now goes to the House floor, where a vote is expected in mid-November. US President George W. Bush expressed disappointment [press briefing] over the committee decision, worrying that it might damage US relations with Turkey, a key supporter in the war on terror. Bush urged the House to reject the bill when it comes to a vote.
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