Transcript for Secretary of State John Kerry Declares ISIS Committed Genocide
We've pushed the terrorists out of 40% of the territory that they once controlled in Iraq and 20% in Syria. We have degraded their leadership. Attacked their revenue sources and disrupted their supply lines. Currently we are gauged as fuel though in a diplomatic initiative aimed at trying. To end the war in Syria. That civil war fuel stash. And in. Doing what we are doing now we are working to further isolate. To weaken and ultimately defeat them. We are working intensively to stop the spread of that and its affiliates within and beyond the region. All of this constitutes an extraordinary effort by a large segment of the international community in the United States. That effort is fully warranted by the appalling actions of the organization. That we oppose. My purpose in appearing before you today. Is to assert. That in my judgment. Dash is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control including. You CDs Christians and Shia Muslims. Dash is genocide I don't bite self proclamation. By ideology. And by actions. What it says what it believes. And what it does. Dash is also responsible for crimes against humanity. And ethnic cleansing. Directed at these same groups and in some cases also against Sunni Muslims Kurds and other minorities. I say this even though the ongoing conflict and lack of access to key areas. Has made it impossible to develop a fully di tale. And comprehensive picture of all that cash is doing. And all that it has done.
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