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President Obama signed an executive order today targeting countries and people use technology to crack down on dissent.
Chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel tells us the move is aimed squarely at Iran and Syria.
National sovereignty is never a license.
To slaughter people.
At the holocaust museum President Obama spoke of efforts being made by the United States to prevent future atrocities in places like Syria.
Today the president also acted on his own account or 21 century tools used by some of the world's most brutal regimes.
I've signed an executive order that authorizes.
New sanctions against the Syrian government and Iran and those.
That about them for using technologies to monitor and track and target citizens for violence.
US officials say the regime of Bashar Al Assad is increasingly using technology to disrupt monitor and track communications networks.
In social mediate used by opposition groups.
Social media and cell phones have proven to be effective tools.
In organizing against brutal leaders Senator John McCain applauded mr.
Obama for trying to stop atrocities but says he isn't going far enough.
Quote ultimately ending violations of conscience requires the political will in moral courage of world leaders especially the president of the United States.
Unfortunately that will in leadership are lacking in the case of Syria today.
So far international pressure has not stopped inside and his government from killing more than 111000.
Of their own people.
On Saturday the UN Security Council voted to authorize sending up to 300.
Unarmed military monitors into Syria in advance teams are already at work.
UCB how what else to do.
And be -- -- focused on the -- Though there appears to be evidence of the regime shelling locations away from the observer team.
UN leaders have been hoping that expanded observer force would help stop the killing.
Hell out conditions for a legitimate political process so far a top UN official told the Security Council today.
Human rights violations are still perpetrated with impunity he called this a pivotal moment in Syria -- on this from the panel --
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