Kerry: Chemical arms use in Syria has consequences


Secretary of State John Kerry says there is “undeniable” evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria, with intelligence strongly pointing to Bashar Assad’s government, and “this international norm cannot be violated without consequences.” Kerry’s tough language marked the clearest justification yet for U.S. military action in Syria, which, if President Barack Obama decides to approve, most likely would involve sea-launched cruise missile attacks on Syrian military targets. Speaking to reporters at the State Department on Monday, Kerry was harshly critical of chemical warfare. “By any standard, it is inexcusable and — despite the excuses and equivocations that some have…

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