Biden formally recognizes Armenian genocide, in 1st for US president

WASHINGTON — US President Joe Biden recognizes the Armenian genocide, a landmark step in defiance of Turkey which strongly rejects the label for the 1915-1917 killings by the Ottoman Empire.

“We remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever again occurring,” Biden says in a statement, becoming the first US president to use the term in an annual message.

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