The US now has a resolution to recognize Iraq and Syria genocide

US President Donald Trump signed House Resolution 390 this week which is named the “Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2018.” It had passed on November 29. H.R 390 is an important pill that will deal with supporting minorities who were persecuted in Iraq and Syria. It could help Yazidis and Christian minorities. It includes wording that says it is ”

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Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar in December 2015 (Seth J. Frantzman)

to provide emergency relief to victims of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Iraq and Syria, to provide accountability for perpetrators of these crimes and for other purposes.”

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