Kerry: Obama Wants ‘Accountability’ for Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press

Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press

All eyes have been on Syria recently with the “that President Bashar al-Assad’s military forces had used chemical weapons against civilians last week.” Over the weekend President Obama met with his national security team at the White House and “advisers discussed options for military action.”

In a statement earlier today to reporters on the issue of chemical weapons use in Syria, Secretary Of State John Kerry said, “… make no mistake: President Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world’s most heinous weapons against the world’s most vulnerable people. Nothing today is more serious, and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny.”

Kerry’s fiery statement came just a few hours after a U.N. team investigating the claims of a “poison-gas attack in a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital collected blood samples and interviewed survivors despite being temporarily turned back by sniper fire.”

Full transcript of Secretary Of State John Kerry’s statement on “Syria, chemical weapons and the need to respond.”

Stay tuned as we wait to hear what’s next from the U.S. on Syria.

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