Kerry convinced PM to support Syria attack
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.