WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement on the deteriorating situation in Central African Republic (CAR) and urged international action to help end the violence.
“I have been watching with extreme concern as the situation in CAR has deteriorated at an alarming rate. The violence has escalated to a point where the international community can no longer stay silent. I appreciate the actions taken by the UN Security Council and especially by the government of France. I urge the Obama Administration to assist the French and MISCA, the African Union-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic, in the rapid deployment of forces so they can immediately intervene to help put an end to the violence.”
Boozman recently sent a bipartisan letter along with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Bob Corker (R-TN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Edward Markey (D-MA), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) urging the Administration to engage with key partners and stakeholders to help diffuse the conflict. Click below to read the letter.