Sen. Menendez wants to ‘pursue Assad for war crimes’

September 15, 2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J) on Sunday said the United States should punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for an alleged chemical weapons attack and "pursue Assad for war crimes."

Menendez expressed support for increasing U.S. assistance for "vetted, moderate Syrian opposition" forces and said the Obama administration should keep the threat of force on the table as it tries to convince the Syrian government to get rid of its chemical weapons.  

The senator added that President Obama's approach to Syria will send a message to leaders in Iran and North Korea: "Do not think about marching towards nuclear weapons."

 

Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011.
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