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Ambassador Nikki Haley accompanied the UN Security Council on a visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The Security Council paid their respects to the victims of the Holocaust and learned about the museum’s work on the study of genocide and atrocity prevention. They then toured a special exhibit focused on the Assad regime’s arbitrary detention and torture of more than 100,000 Syrian civilians since the country’s civil war began.
“We must always remember the victims of genocide and honor their memory. And we must stand against the atrocities of today. Sadly, arbitrary detention, torture, and forced disappearance are some of many atrocities the brutal Assad regime is committing against its own people. The international community – including and especially the Security Council – must take a stand against the regime and use all available tools to help the Syrian people,” said Ambassador Haley.
The United States continues to support a stable, unified, and independent Syria through the full implementation of a new constitutional process and free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections under UN supervision in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.