Nov 4 2010
Video shows the Vice President answering the question of a young Armenian-American who expressed his community’s regret that the Obama Administration has not officially recognized the genocide of the Armenian people under the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
Unaware that he was being filmed, Biden told the young man that Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan told him “not to force” the question of Armenian genocide recognition while Armenia and Turkey were talking about resuming diplomatic ties. The Armenian president immediately denied Biden’s claim. “The president of the Republic of Armenia has never called United States Vice President Joe Biden,” said Serzh Sarksyan’s press secretary Armen Arzumanyan on October 27.