John Kerry Calls Islamic State's Atrocities Genocide

March 17, 2016 1:58 PM

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John Kerry Calls Islamic State's Atrocities Genocide

While the genocide finding may make it easier for the U.S. to argue for greater action against the group, it does not create a legal obligation to do more.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has committed genocide against minority Christians and Yazidis as well as Shi'ite Muslims, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, a finding that is unlikely to greatly change U.S. policy toward the group.

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