President Biden formally acknowledged the Armenian genocide on Saturday, in a press release coinciding with the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day noticed in that nation.
“Annually on at the present time, we bear in mind the lives of all those that died within the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to stopping such an atrocity from ever once more occurring,” Biden mentioned in a press release.
“We honor their story. We see that ache. We affirm the historical past,” Biden added. “We do that to not solid blame however to make sure that what occurred isn’t repeated.”
Biden is the primary U.S. president to comply with by means of on a marketing campaign promise to acknowledge the mass homicide and ethnic cleaning of roughly 1 million Armenians by Ottoman forces throughout World Battle I as a genocide.