YEREVAN — The National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of a statement recognizing the genocide of Greeks and Assyrians in Ottoman Turkey.

All 117 members of the 131-seat body who were present in the chamber supported the document drafted jointly by all six factions.

The statement says that the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, guided by the respective principles and provisions of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 96(1) of 11 December 1946, the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 9 December 1948, the United Nations Convention on the Non­Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity of 26 November 1968, as well the international acts on the human rights; recording the centuries­old friendly relations of the Armenian, Greek and Assyrian peoples, states that it condemns the genocide of the Greeks and Assyrians, committed by the Ottoman Turkey in 1915­1923.

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