Roundtable Discussion On A Nuclear Iran With Ted Cruz, Elie Wiesel Held In DC

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018, which is named after Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who passed away in 2016.

The legislation “directs the Department of State to provide training to Foreign Service officers on preventing and responding to genocide and other atrocities,” according to a White House press release.

The legislation drew praise from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In a statement emailed to the Washington Free Beacon, Naomi Kikoler, deputy director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the museum, called the act “an important step toward developing a bipartisan congressional blueprint for making ‘never again’ real by taking practical steps to mitigate the systematic persecution of vulnerable groups.”

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