U.S. building coalition for Syria strikes,
|A protester raises the national flag of Syria during a demonstration|
against possible U.S. military intervention in Syria in front of the
U.S. embassy in Rio de Janeiro, September 4, 2013. (Reuters)
Al Arabia | 05 Sep 2013 :: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that an international coalition set to take action against the Syrian regime is growing, adding that Arab countries are being approached to participate.
“We are building support with ... other countries, among them the Arab League,” Kerry said, as the U.S. administration tries to sell its plan for military action to Congress.
The move against the government of President Bashar al-Assad was triggered by a suspected chemical weapons attack on a suburb of the Syrian capital last month, which Washington says has killed at least 1,400 people.
“Specific countries that have talked in terms of acting” include Turkey and France, as well as some Arab states, Kerry said in a statement carried by AFP.
Kerry said the United States had reached out to more than 100 countries in efforts to form a coalition that supports military intervention in Syria.
The news comes as a resolution authorizing a military strike on Syria was approved on Wednesday by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.(Courtesy:Al Arabia)Read More>>>