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Larson Statement on President Barack Obama's Address on Syria

September 10, 2013
Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after President Barack Obama addressed the nation on Syria:

"I commend President Barack Obama for agreeing to an international discussion on the proposal to collect and destroy chemical weapons in Syria. These talks will strengthen the global response to Syria and advance the diplomatic approach that I and many others in Connecticut's first district are calling for.

"Many Americans agree that our best path forward begins with a diplomatic and international answer to the problems in Syria. After hearing from my constituents, I know this is the correct approach in response to the vile chemical attacks experienced by the Syrian people."

Recently, Congressman Larson called for the global community to come together to exhaust all international and diplomatic options before moving forward in Syria. This Sunday, September 15th, Larson will update constituents on Syria at a forum in East Hartford.