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Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Syria May 6, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2011
 
Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Syria
 
We strongly condemn and deplore the Syrian government’s use of violence and mass arrests in response to ongoing demonstrations.   We again salute the courage of Syrian protestors for insisting on their right to express themselves and we regret the loss of life on all sides. 

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Ros-Lehtinen, Engel Ask President to Tighten Pressure on Syrian Regime


Ros-Lehtinen, Engel Ask President to Tighten Pressure on Syrian Regime

 

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), a Senior Member on the Committee, sent a letter to the President asking him to fully implement U.S. sanctions laws targeting Syria and to step up support for democracy promotion in Syria.  Ros-Lehtinen and Engel authored the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-175), which sought to mandate sanctions against Syria for its threatening activities.  Full text of the letter follows below. 

 

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