Apr 12 2017

Graham On Russia Vetoing UN Resolution On Syria

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) issued this statement on Russia vetoing the United Nations Security Council resolution on the investigation of the recent chemical attack in Syria.

“It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Putin regime would shield the Assad regime from accountability for using chemical weapons against innocent civilians including children. To expect one war criminal to do anything other than protect another is unrealistic.

“It is now time for Congress to pass sanctions against Putin’s regime for interfering in our election, as well as aiding and abetting Assad’s use of chemical weapons. The United States cannot give Putin a pass on either one of these outrageous acts.”