Friday, September 13, 2013
Frog Diaries 1: Me who? You talking ?With a tableau of American and Russian flags behind them, Mr. Kerry and Mr. Lavrov stood side by side in a public show of joint purpose. But differences quickly reemerged, as Mr. Lavrov stressed that the “solution of this problem will remove any need for a strike.” Mr. Kerry emphasized that “only the credible threat of force” had prompted Mr. Assad to acknowledge that his nation possessed chemical weapons in the first place and that a military option was needed to ensure that Mr. Assad fulfilled his promises. “There is nothing standard about this process because of the way the regime has behaved,” Mr. Kerry said. “The words of the Syrian regime in our judgment are simply not enough.
Posted by Marguerita Bornstein at 9/13/2013 12:01:00 AM