WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement:
"Last week, I called upon the Arab League to take action against Syria and I fully support their decision to suspend the country. Now, I call on the international community, including Russia and China, to come together and support a democratic transition in Syria. Assad's brutal slaughter of his own people must stop immediately. The UN should work in the days ahead to develop a plan to protect civilians in Syria and pass a resolution which sanctions the Assad regime."