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Chairman Kerry On The Situation In Syria

Washington, DC – At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Libya this afternoon, Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) commented on the latest developments in Syria:

“Violence against peaceful protesters is unacceptable -- whether in Syria, Bahrain, Yemen or anyplace else -- and betrays the values that we, as Americans, respect and that people everywhere should share.  I am particularly concerned about the violence against protesters in Syria.  President Bashar al-Assad did not use his speech yesterday to promise concrete reforms, including lifting the emergency law. With large protests scheduled for tomorrow, it is essential that his government refrain from using violence against its own people.”