U.S. lawmakers are cranking up the pressure this week on the Obama administration to formally declare that the Islamic State is committing “genocide” against Christians, Yazidis and other minorities in Syria and Iraq — a weighty designation with legal and moral implications.
But the administration is struggling over what to do — sources say some officials are pushing for a broad genocide declaration, while others are debating whether there’s solid legal footing for such a move.
“This is not a policy determination,” a senior Obama administration official insisted. “This is a legal determination. It is a decision informed by a very careful …read more
Source: European Voice