John Kerry, Barack Obama at Odds on #ISIS ‘Genocide’ Declaration?

President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of State John Kerry in the Oval Office, Nov. 1, 2013.


Sec. of State John Kerry’s declaration that the Islamic State is committing genocide may have been at odds with President Barack Obama.Kerry surprised some on Thursday when he issued the declaration that the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians and other minority groups, despite the fact that the United States State Department said the night before that he would not meet the March 17 deadline.Although State Department spokesman Mark Toner issued a statement late Wednesday saying that Kerry would not reach a genocide decision before the Thursday deadline set by Congress because more legal review was needed, news broke early in the morning on Thursday that Kerry was going to, in fact, declare that IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) is committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis, Shia Muslims and other religious groups in areas under its control.

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