WJC United States (American Section) Statement on Syria, September 4, 2013

Sep 04, 2013, 09:11 ET from World Jewish Congress

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Section of the World Jewish Congress deplored the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, condemning this heinous crime. Such brutality is not only immoral, it is deeply dangerous to an already unstable Middle East, to the United States and to our allies in the region. We call on the United States Congress to support a resolution that will authorize President Obama to take punitive action in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime.

The Syrian government must know that there are consequences to its rogue behavior and flouting of international norms with the use of  chemical weapons.  The message must  be undeniably clear to Syria and other countries -  the United States will stand by its principles, hold to its red lines, and hold to account those who possess, seek and use weapons of mass destruction.

We urge the United States Congress to protect the American interests by sending a strong bipartisan message in staunch support of America's determination to prevent the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction.                                                                            

SOURCE World Jewish Congress