The Syrian regime continues to brutally crush the growing protest movement within the country while maintaining its support for terrorist groups. The Assad regime also is stonewalling international efforts to investigate its illicit nuclear program.

Talking Points

  1. Syria must stop committing human rights abuses. 
    The Assad regime has killed more than 220,000 people protesting his autocratic rule. It is time for Assad to heed President Obama's call and give up power. 

  2. Syria supports terrorism.
    Syria is a U.S.-designated state sponsor of terror. It has allowed Iran to deliver advanced weaponry to Hezbollah in Lebanon through Syria, and has provided political and financial support to both Hamas and Hezbollah.

  3. Syria must open up about its nuclear program.
    Syria has repeatedly blocked International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors from investigating its suspected illicit nuclear program.