Hoeven Statement on U.S. Missile Strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement regarding U.S.-launched missile strikes in Syria:

“Last night’s military strike, which was limited and calculated, sent a clear message to the Syrian regime that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. It is important that the world knows that we mean what we say, and that we will stand with our allies and stand up to our adversaries. Russia and Syria failed to uphold the diplomatic arrangements intended to eliminate the threat of Syrian chemical weapons so President Trump acted decisively to deter the Assad regime from using them again. We stand with our men and women in uniform who carried out this difficult mission with dedication and skill. We need to continue working with our allies in the region and other countries to defeat ISIS and stabilize Syria so that its people have an opportunity to chart their own future.”