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US' Fried calls on Armenia to recognize current borders with Turkey

US' Fried calls on Armenia to recognize current borders with Turkey

US' Fried calls on Armenia to recognize current borders with Turkey

US Deputy Secretary of State Dan Fried said yesterday that Armenia should make efforts to normalize relations with Turkey. Testifying before the House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee, Fried urged Armenia to be ready to recognize its current borders with Turkey, clearly express that it has no claim to any portion of modern Turkey's territory, and act constructively in response to Turkey's efforts. Fried's remarks were the first formal statement of this sort by a US high-level official made to Congress, where the Armenian lobby wields great influence.