09.10.13

Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Developments Concerning Syria

“It is encouraging that President Obama’s strong condemnation of Bashar al-Assad’s heinous war crime apparently has moved Syria toward conciliation on its chemical weapons stockpile.  Everyone seems to be taking a deep breath.  But we need to see verifiable action by the Syrian regime to relinquish control of its chemical weapons arsenal and agreement to other conditions.  It is appropriate that the President intends to call on the United Nations to help broker a solution that can be agreed to by all governments of conscience.”

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