30 Aug '13, 7pm

US Releases Evidence of Syrian Chemical Attacks; Warns Other Foes

US Releases Evidence of Syrian Chemical Attacks; Warns Other Foes

WASHINGTON — In delivering a full-throated call to take action against the Assad regime in Syria in after the alleged August 21 chemical weapons attack against civilians near Damascus, Secretary of State John Kerry made clear that any military action would be just as much about deterring other adversaries as it would be against Syria. “This matters also beyond the limits of Syria’s borders,” he said. “It is about whether Iran, which itself has been a victim of chemical weapons’ attacks, will now feel emboldened in the absence of action to obtain nuclear weapons.” He also singled out Hezbollah and North Korea “and every other terrorist group or dictator that might ever again contemplate the use of weapons of mass destruction.” Kerry said that to send a strong message to the Assad regime in Damascus ensure that the rest of the world would remember that the use of chemical or...

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