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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement today on the strike against Syria:

“The of chemical weapons is immoral and a violation of international law.  The United States told Syria not to do it anymore and Syria did, so we responded on behalf of all civilized nations.  I congratulate President Trump, and I thank our allies the United Kingdom and France for joining with us.  Our strikes were restrained and strategic; they targeted only Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons and its manufacturing facilities.  The strikes targeted neither Russia nor Iran.  I hope Russia and Iran will change their minds and join with the United States and the world in condemning Assad’s butchery.  The only way for America to remain safe in a dangerous world is to remain strong and use our military might only when we have to.  At the same time, we have to act in a way such that our friends will trust us and our enemies will respect us.  I believe President Trump, Prime Minister May and President Macron have done that.”