Langevin Statement on Latest Developments in Syria

Jun 14, 2013 Issues: Armed Services, International Human Rights

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement today regarding the latest developments with regard to the conflict in Syria:

“I strongly condemn the actions of the Assad regime, which represent a clear violation of international law. The mounting death toll and ever-worsening conditions in Syria are tragic, and I have strongly endorsed American efforts to help end the violence and ease the ensuing humanitarian crisis. Now that we know Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people, it is time to take further action. Although I oppose U.S. boots on the ground in Syria, I support the President’s decision to provide other military support to opposition groups, and I look forward to his further consultation with Congress on this topic. I also hope the international community considers implementing a no-fly zone in the area. Our goal must be to help the people of Syria see an end to the senseless loss of life that has resulted from this conflict.”