US position on Armenian claims not changed: US official
The U.S. position on Armenian claims of 1915 events has not changed, a spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Dec. 13.
“The position of the [U.S.] administration [on Armenian claims of 1915 events] has not changed. Our views are reflected in President [Donald Trump]'s definitive statement on this issue from last April,” the spokesperson told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity.
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Dec. 12 that recognizes Armenian claims of 1915 events. On April 24, Trump used the Armenian term “Meds Yeghern" to describe the tragedy.
Meanwhile Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador to Ankara David Satterfield on Dec. 13.
Speaking to David Satterfield, Sedat Önal, deputy foreign minister, voiced Turkey's strong criticism of the resolution, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.