- Frida Ghitis: March 17 was Congress' deadline for State Department to label ISIS actions genocide
- Letting deadline pass would likely have fueled criticism of administration by Donald Trump and others, she writes
Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review, and a former CNN producer and correspondent. Follow her @FridaGhitis. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)This is an updated version of an article published Tuesday, reflecting Secretary of State John Kerry's announcement that the U.S. has determined that ISIS's action against the Yazidis and other minority groups in Iraq and Syria constitutes genocide.