WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - April 08, 2017) - The U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter today to President Donald J. Trump to express support for the recent air strikes on a Syrian airbase. The letter was signed by USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin, and USCM CEO and Executive Director, Tom Cochran.

The letter praises the President for his appropriate response against Bashar al-Assad's "unacceptable and horrible use of chemical weapons on innocent men, women, children and babies living in the cities of his own nation, Syria." It also pledges support for "all innocent Syrians who have been forced against their own will to flee their cities to seek basic needs we all seek here at home and across our globe."

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