The only way Syria can avoid military strikes is to handover its chemical weapons, says the US.
Kerry, asked what Bashar al-Assad’s regime could do to prevent military action, said: “Sure, he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week – turn it over, all of it without delay and allow the full and total accounting (of it) but he isn’t about to do it and it can’t be done.”
Kerry met with his British counterpart William Hague, who backed the US, despite his government losing a parliamentary vote on intervening in Syria.
He said: “The United Kingdom will continue to work closely with the United States taking a highly-active role and addressing the Syria crisis and working with our closest ally over the coming weeks and months.”
Hague’s comments come as Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem met with his Russian opposite number, Sergei Lavrov.