The Los Angeles Times reports that the Obama administration is hesitating on a presidential declaration that Armenians were the victims of a 1915 genocide at the hands of Turks , which Obama promised during the presidential campaign. The administration has been soliciting Turkey's help on Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and Mideast issues amid Turkish warnings that an official U.S. statement would imperil Turkey's assistance. Administration officials are considering postponing a presidential statement, citing progress toward a thaw in relations between Turkey and neighboring Armenia. The Administration would face a major challenge if it tried to dissuade Democrats in Congress to defer action on the Armedian genocide resolution introduced on Tuesday.