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Monday, September 09, 2013

Kerry: 'Our friends, the Saudis' support attack on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Sunday that 'our friends, the Saudis' will support a United States attack on Syria.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Sunday that Saudi Arabia has agreed to support a U.S.-led military “strike” in Syria, and that other Arab governments are prepared to sign a statement denouncing the use of chemical weapons in Syria and blaming it on President Bashar al-Assad.

After a three-hour session here with nine Arab foreign ministers and Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby, Kerry said that “a number of countries” had agreed to the denunciation approved last week by more than half of the Group of 20 leading industrial nations on the sidelines of last week’s summit in Russia.
The “G-20 side statement” as Kerry referred to it, is fast becoming the administration’s vehicle of choice for international support in verifying that the chemical attack took place, and in holding Assad responsible for the attack, as part of its effort to win congressional authorization for a U.S.-led military strike against Assad’s forces.
The meeting officially was a session to brief the Arabs on progress on ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. But that issue, in which Kerry has invested considerable time and energy since taking office early this year, has been overshadowed by the Syria crisis.
And what form will that Saudi support take? Why they're willing to fight Bashar al-Assad to the last American soldier....

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