JAC Stands with President Obama on Syria - The Use of Chemical Weapons Must End

The World's Red Line Has Been Crossed

JAC stands with President Obama, recognizing that the use of chemical weapons in Syria must end. In August, nearly 1,400 Syrian people were killed and more injured by the regime’s use of these weapons. These atrocities are a material breach of international norms, including the Geneva Protocol of 1925, which prohibits the use of chemical weapons. The evidence overwhelmingly points to the Assad regime's responsibility for these atrocities.

“I think America also recognizes that if the international community fails to maintain certain norms, standards, laws, governing, how countries interact, and how people are treated, that over time this world becomes less safe. It becomes more dangerous not only for those people who are subjected to those kinds of crimes, but to humanity,” President Barack Obama said during a joint press conference in Stockholm with Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

We cannot stand by when weapons of mass destruction are used in contravention of established norms of conduct. More than our security is at stake. Failure to respond to the use of chemical weapons is simply immoral. We must act.

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