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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

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Congressman Sires’ Statement on Missile Strikes in Syria

Apr 7, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) made the following statement in response to U.S. missile strikes in Syria.

“Assad continues to target innocent women and children with barrel bombs and chemical weapons. With support from Russia and Iran, Assad has already slaughtered nearly 400,000 people. If the President plans to continue using military force in Syria he must consult with Congress, make his case in front of the American people, and present a coherent long term strategy for further action. Assad is a brutal dictator and the international community must ban together to confront his aggression and care for the millions of refugees and displaced persons and help them heal from the wounds of war.”