Levin statement on White House meeting regarding Syria

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

WASHINGTON – Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today after meeting at the White House with President Obama and congressional leaders regarding the situation in Syria:

"It is important that we respond effectively to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons. That is why I urged the president this morning that it is vitally important to facilitate the ability of the vetted opposition to go after the weapons systems the Assad regime uses to launch chemicals as well as the tanks and artillery that defend those weapons systems. I am hopeful that we will do so. That way, the American people and the world will see that this is not only an American effort, but that the Syrian people are central to the response against the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons and are fighting for their own country."