United States vice-President

Joseph Biden Meets With Assyrian Leaders in Detroit

Detroit (AINA) — United States vice-President Joseph Biden met with members of the Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Council of America (CASCA) on August 22nd. Ismat Karmo, the Chairman of CASCA, as well as members Dave Nona and Joe Kassab discussed the plight of the Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) in Iraq, and the Obama administration’s poor response to the concerns of the Assyrian community. Weiterlesen

Assyrian United Organizations of Illinois

Condemns Continuous Oppression of Assyrians in Iraq

As the United States prepares to withdraw its troops from Iraq, a horrible wave of terrorism has swept several towns in the Kurdistan Region. On Friday, December 2, 2011, starting in Zakho, thousands of young men paraded through several areas, destroying, pillaging and burning shops, hotels, and other properties. The attacks spread to 5 other towns and carry the hallmarks of an organized campaign. Their targets were the properties of the indigenous inhabitants of the area; the Chaldean Syriac Assyrians and the Yezidis, who have been the subjects of severe persecution. Shockingly, security forces in the region seemed to be non-existent during critical hours. Weiterlesen