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John Kerry: ISIS responsible for genocide

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the United States has determined that ISIS' action against the Yazidis and other minority groups in Iraq and Syria constitutes genocide.
 
"My purpose here today is to assert in my judgment, (ISIS) is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control including Yazidis, Christians and Shiite Muslims," he said, during a news conference at the State Department.
 

 
But another congressional voice, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, criticized the administration for not taking action sooner.
 
"That it took so long for the administration to arrive at this conclusion, in the face of unspeakable human suffering, defies explanation," Rubio, who until Tuesday was a GOP presidential candidate, said in a statement. "At long last the United States is no longer silent in the face of this evil, but it would be travesty if we were to mistakenly take solace in this designation, if the designation did not then yield some sort of action."
 

 
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