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President Biden said the US. views the killing of 1.5 million Armenians
Over 100 years ago as a genocide, raising tensions with Turkey, a
Saturday, April 24, 2021 PM EST
The declaration by Mr. Biden, on the 106th anniversary of a brutal campaign by the former
Ottoman Empire that killed 1.5 million people, reflected his administration's commitment to human rights, a pillar of its foreign policy.
It is also a break from Mr. Biden's predecessors, who were reluctant to anger a country of strategic importance and were wary of driving its leadership toward American adversaries like
Russia or Iran.