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Kinzinger & Boyle Urge Secretary of State to Recommit to Helping Syrian People

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Washington, DC, March 15, 2021 | Maura Gillespie (202-225-3635) | comments
The Co-Chairs of the Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria Caucus sent a joint letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging the Biden administration to create a coherent and comprehensive U.S. policy towards Syria.
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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, on the 10th anniversary of the war in Syria, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) and Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), Co-Chairs of the Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria Caucus, sent a joint letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging the Biden administration to create a coherent and comprehensive U.S. policy towards Syria.

In the joint letter, the Congressmen reiterate their collective support for humanitarian assistance, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act in order to ensure that those responsible for the worst human right’s violations are held accountable and to reconsider funding for stabilization efforts in the war torn country.

“For ten years, Bashar al Assad has inflicted brutal crimes against humanity against the Syrian people. He has acted with impunity as he targeted medical facilities, used chemical weapons on children, and barrel-bombed civilians in Syria,” said Congressman Kinzinger. “Today, we remember the millions of lives destroyed and changed forever because of what Assad has done. And in their honor, we implore President Biden to address this humanitarian crisis and make it a priority in his Administration. We must stop the suffering and hold Assad and his backers accountable for their genocide.”

“Today marks 10 years of brutality and carnage inflicted upon the Syrian people at the hand of Bashar al-Assad”, said Congressman Boyle. “We have a moral duty to aid the Syrian people in bringing this senseless conflict to an end. With this letter, it is my hope that the Biden Administration will prioritize U.S. policy towards Syria by addressing the humanitarian crisis with a renewed commitment and a comprehensive policy to bring an end to the suffering and conflict which has plagued the country for 10 long years.”

A full copy of their joint letter can be found HERE and below.

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