RED LINE II: KERRY GIVES ASSAD ‘ONE WEEK’…

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John Kerry gives Syria week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack

 

The US secretary of state has said that President Bashar al-Assad has one week to hand over his entire stock of chemical weapons to avoid a military attack. But John Kerry added that he had no expectation that the Syrian leader would comply.

 

The US Senate is due to vote this week on whether to approve an attack and Kerry was ambivalent over whether Barack Obama would use his powers to ignore the legislative chamber, if it were to reject an attack.


Kerry said the Americans were planning an “unbelievably small” attack on Syria.

 

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