WASHINGTON (WAVY) - After Secretary of State John Kerry said in a press conference Monday that Syria used chemical weapons and it's president destroyed evidence, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement:
The use of chemical weapons and indiscriminate killing of Syrian citizens by the Assad regime is despicable. Secretary Kerry’s efforts to work with our allies and partners on an appropriate response is important. I was pleased to hear Secretary Kerry say that the Administration is consulting with Congress as response options – including potential military options – are being considered. Absent an imminent threat to United States national security, the U.S. should not be engaged in military action without Congressional approval. And while it’s important that we continue to work closely with our allies to help Syria achieve a negotiated, inclusive political solution, those who employ such weapons and indiscriminate violence must be held accountable.
Kaine is the Chairman of Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs.
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