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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Statement In Response to Syria Chemical Attack

April 5, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement in response to chemical attack in Syria. The attack was carried out near Khan Sheikhoun, a town in rebel held territory in Northern Syria. At least 70 individuals were killed, many of whom were women and children.

“The gassing of innocent civilians with chemical weapons is a crime against humanity and a blatant violation of international law. Once again, the Assad regime’s butchery has left the civilized world in a state of disbelief. As a member of congress, I expect a comprehensive intelligence briefing on this occurrence from the Administration as soon as possible, and urge President Trump and Secretary Tillerson to speak out boldly against this terrible act. We cannot allow the use of these sinister weapons to become commonplace,” said Congressman Ryan.