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Statement of Administration Policy: H.J. Res. 132 - National Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 - 1923

July 30, 1987

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

(House)
(Rep. Lehman (D) California and 166 others)

This administration is unconditionally opposed to genocide as it has demonstrated in countless ways.

The administration strongly opposes enactment of H.J. Res. 132. This resolution calls for a day of remembrance of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. Enactment of this resolution would be gratuitously offensive to the government and people of Turkey and would seriously damage both the vital relationship between Turkey and the United States and the NATO Alliance. Furthermore, enactment of this resolution might encourage further terrorist acts.

Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.J. Res. 132 - National Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 - 1923 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/328412