The U.S. Senate votes unanimously to stop the Pentagon from buying weapons (and Mi-17 helicopters) from the Russian company arming the murderous Syrian regime (UPI)

Thanks @JohnCornyn for standing w/ the Syrian people by cutting US ties with Syrian weapons dealers. pls RT

Thanks to over 50,000 people like you, our voices were heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill. Last night we won an important victory in the Senate — there was a unanimous vote on an amendment barring the Pentagon from purchasing any weapons from the Russian company arming the murderous Syrian regime, Rosoboronexport.

Our campaign — and this legislation targeting Rosoboronexport — will add critical economic pressure on Russia who is providing direct aid and assistance to Assad’s murderous regime.

Russia is one of the main reasons why there hasn’t been stronger international action on Syria. Not only have they sold the Assad regime attack helicopters, they’ve blocked action at the UN, delivered planes with 200 tons of “bank notes” for Assad, and Russian cluster bombs were used in a Thanksgiving day attack that killed 11 children who were gathered in a field where kids regularly play.

Thanks @Jim_Moran for standing w/ the Syrian people by cutting US ties with Syrian weapons dealers pls RT

We know the Syrian people are still at risk. Even as we are celebrating this victory, the Syrian regime has cut off internet access to the entire country. But with this legislation we’ve taken an important step forward and we will continue to seek opportunities for us to stand with the Syrian people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • monica

    please leave a link for email to thank Moran et al. Not everyone does twitter or facebook.