Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons on its citizens:
"The repeated use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government against its own people is an appalling and blatant violation of international laws and abuse of human rights that cannot be tolerated and must be condemned. Those responsible must be held accountable by the community of nations. The ongoing civil war in Syria remains deeply concerning, as does the involvement of Iran and Hezbollah in supporting the Assad regime's attacks against Syrian communities. I will continue to monitor the situation closely as the Obama Administration engages in further conversations with Congress on the best course of action."