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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Raja Calls on White House to Hold Assad Regime to Account and Bring About a Transition to a New Government in Syria

April 7, 2017
Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes in response to Bashar al-Assad’s use of illegal chemical weapons in an attack which killed more than one hundred people:

“Bashar al-Assad’s massacre of men, women, and children through the use of banned chemical weapons is only his most recent atrocity. The Assad regime must be held to account for the horrors it has wrought upon its own people. This newest barbarism serves as a reminder that the Assad regime must go.

Any expanded or longer-term military operation against the Assad regime must be executed in consultation with the Congress and our key allies. The administration must present the American people with clear goals and a strategy through which to achieve them. I will work with my colleagues in the House to demand the White House develop a comprehensive policy that holds the Assad regime accountable for its heinous acts and brings about a transition to a new government in Syria.”