Kerry convinced PM to support Syria attack

August 28th, 2013

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US secretary of state John Kerry’s address on Monday was crucial in convincing PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt that military action against the Syrian regime was necessary, even if the UN does not support it.

On multiple occasions on Tuesday, Thorning-Schmidt referred to Kerry’s claim that it was “undeniable” that chemical weapons had been used in Syria.

“We are all but certain that it was [Syrian President Bashar Al-] Assad who initiated the attacks,” Thorning-Schmidt said.

Opposition parties in parliament have compared Kerry’s statements with then-secretary of state Colin Powell’s 2003 claims that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. 



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