May 6, 2013
Office of the General Assembly
by Emily Enders Odom
On May 6, 2013, the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, the Rev. Gradye Parsons, sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concern over the latest developments in Syria with regard to recent Israeli air attacks, and urging the international community not to exacerbate this tragedy.
The Stated Clerk cited actions of the 220th General Assembly (2012), which called for “a mediated process of cessation of violence by all perpetrators, including the Assad regime and armed opposition groups,” as well as for “all outside parties to cease all forms of intervention in Syria.”
Click here to read the full text of the letter.