Secretary of State John Kerry
The White House tried Wednesday to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic option to secure Syria’s chemical weapons on Russia rather than the United States as Secretary of State John Kerry headed for Geneva to work on a Russian proposal for international inspectors to seize and destroy the deadly stockpile.
Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts says he opposes the resolution that would allow President Barack Obama to order military strikes against Syria.
Russia’s foreign minister is urging Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control as pressure mounts in the West for military intervention.
As President Obama and other top American officials prepare to make their case for military action against Syria, a U.S. official released a DVD compilation of videos showing victims of the Aug. 21 attack near Damascus.
Backing President Barack Obama’s plea for military action against Syria could haunt Senate Republicans thinking hard about a White House bid in 2016.
A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. found that 48 percent of all Americans are opposed to the United States attacking Syria.
During a press conference Friday afternoon Secretary of State John Kerry condemned attacks reportedly perpetrated by the Syrian government against its own people – which he referred to as a “crime against humanity” – and asserted that the actions of the Untied States in response will have long-lasting effects on international politics.
Syrian Official: Obama Administration’s Claims Assad Regime Carried Out Chemical Attack ‘Completely Wrong’
A top Syrian official is calling on the Obama administration to “produce the evidence” that the regime of President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against its own people.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that it is “undeniable” that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people last week.
Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Colombia and Brazil this week builds on efforts to deepen relations with Latin America, but he can expect a curt reception from the two U.S. allies after reports that an American spy program widely targeted data in emails and telephone calls across the region.