SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 98
(Senate - June 08, 2017)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 188--CONDEMNING THE RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THE 
UNITED KINGDOM, THE PHILIPPINES, INDONESIA, EGYPT, IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, AND 
 IRAN AND OFFERING THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO ALL 
   OF THE VICTIMS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE PEOPLE OF THEIR COUNTRIES

  Mr. CORKER (for himself and Mr. Cardin) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 188

       Whereas since May 22, 2017, the Islamic State of Iraq and 
     Syria (ISIS)has claimed responsibility for multiple terrorist 
     attacks against civilians that have left more than 180 dead 
     and many more wounded.
       Whereas ISIS frequently claims attacks perpetrated by 
     individual actors or other groups for propaganda purposes.
       Whereas the people of the United Kingdom are grieving 
     following two terrorist attacks claimed by ISIS in London on 
     June 4 and Manchester on May 22 that targeted and killed 
     innocent men, women, and children.
       Whereas government forces in the Philippines are currently 
     fighting ISIS militants in Mindanao, including ISIS-
     affiliated fighters from the Philippines, Indonesia, 
     Malaysia, Chechnya, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, who launched an 
     assault in Marawi City on May 23 in an apparent effort to 
     establish a caliphate in Southeast Asia.
       Whereas ISIS has claimed responsibility for two explosions 
     in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing three policemen.
       Whereas ISIS targeted Coptic Christians in Egypt during an 
     attack on a bus on May 26, killing 29 people.
       Whereas 22 people were killed when ISIS detonated a car 
     bomb at a Baghdad ice cream parlor, killing Iraqi families 
     gathering with their children to break the Ramadan fast, and 
     then detonated a second bomb killing elderly Iraqis 
     collecting their pensions.
       Whereas a terrorist attack claimed by ISIS killed one 
     person in Melbourne, Australia and wounded three police 
     officers.
       Whereas on June 7, in an attack claimed by ISIS, at least 
     12 people were killed when gunmen and suicide bombers 
     targeted Iran's parliament and a shrine in two coordinated 
     attacks across Tehran.
       Whereas these reprehensible attacks have no place in a 
     peaceful world: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) condemns ISIS' horrific terrorist attacks in the United 
     Kingdom, the Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, Iraq, Australia, 
     and Iran;

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       (2) expresses its deepest condolences to the victims of 
     these attacks and. their families;
       (3) expresses solidarity with the people of United Kingdom, 
     the Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, Iraq, Australia, and Iran;
       (4) recognizes the threat posed by ISIS and recommits to 
     U.S. leadership in the Global Coalition working to defeat 
     ISIS.

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