More countries are ready to help United States and France for military strikes against Syria 0809131

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Sunday, September 8, 2013 10:51 AM
 
More countries are ready to help United States and France for military strikes against Syria.
The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, has said that many countries were prepared to take part in US-led military strikes against the Syrian regime for an alleged chemical attack near a Damascus suburb last month. "There are a number of countries, in the double digits, who are prepared to take military action," Kerry said at a press conference on Saturday, September 8, 2013, with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.
     
The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, has said that many countries were prepared to take part in US-led military strikes against the Syrian regime for an alleged chemical attack near a Damascus suburb last month. "There are a number of countries, in the double digits, who are prepared to take military action," Kerry said at a press conference on Saturday, September 8, 2013, with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.
"There are a number of countries, in the double digits, who are prepared to take military action," Kerry said at a press conference on Saturday, September 8, 2013,

     

"We have more countries prepared to take military action than we actually could use in the kind of military action being contemplated."

Kerry also said he was encouraged by a European Union statement calling for a "strong" response to the alleged Syrian chemical attack.

Outlining his case in Paris in French and English, Kerry compared the situation to the 1938 Munich Agreement, which ceded control of part of Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany.

"This is our Munich moment, this is our chance to join together and pursue accountability over appeasement...," he said.

"This is not the time to be silent spectators to slaughter."

The French Foreign Minister told reporters there was "wide and growing support" for action on Syria.

"Right now, seven of the eight countries in the G8 share our opinion on a strong reaction and 12 countries of the G20 also share this opinion," he said.

The European Union has urged waiting for a report from UN weapons inspectors before any US-led military response.

In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council urged the international community to intervene immediately to "rescue" the Syrian people from "oppression".

 

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