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Cotton Statement on the Bombings in Eastern Ghouta

February 26, 2018

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt Tabler (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the attacks on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta by Bashar Assad's forces in Syria:

"Only two days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously called for a ceasefire, the Assad regime has killed hundreds of its own people in Eastern Ghouta. It's especially barbaric to target hospitals and clinics, and there are reports that the regime may have once again used chemical weapons. Assad is desperate to cling to power, and these bombings deserve the highest condemnation by the civilized world. Assad's sponsors in Moscow and Tehran also deserve special condemnation for continuing to prop up their puppet Assad as innocent lives perish."