Bernie Sanders

Statement by Senator Bernie Sanders on Syria

October 30, 2015

DERRY, N.H. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday expressed concern about President Barack Obama's decision to dispatch U.S. special operations forces to Syria to help battle the Islamic State, a spokesman said.

"Sen. Sanders expressed concern about the United States being drawn into the quagmire of the Syrian civil war which could lead to perpetual warfare in that region," spokesman Michael Briggs said. "The senator believes that the crisis in Syria will be solved diplomatically, not militarily."

Sanders also expressed strong support for the effort by Secretary of State John Kerry to bring Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia and other nations into discussions on how to end the bloody civil war, his spokesman added

Bernie Sanders, Statement by Senator Bernie Sanders on Syria Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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