Moscow: US President Joe Biden is set to formally recognize the Ottoman Empire’s genocide against the Armenian people in the early 20th century, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported citing US officials.
In March, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee urged Biden to recognize the Armenian genocide.
The congressmen said that in his statement in 2020, Biden had recognized the genocide of the Armenian people, and called on him to do this again as US president.
The officials cited by the WSJ said the US leader was expected to describe the deportation, starvation and massacres of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks starting in 1915 as genocide.
Former US President Donald Trump avoided the word “genocide” regarding the events of the early 20th century.
Turkey has traditionally rejected accusations of genocide against Armenians.