Kerry: Strong proof of Syrian chemical arms use

Turkish FM Davutoglu says Syrian casualties treated in Turkey show signs of being victims of chemical weapons.

May 11, 2013 07:43
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John Kerry addresses the media

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Secretary of State John Kerry attempted to tamper his views on the likelihood of Syria's use of chemical weapons with his belief that a peaceful resolution is possible in the Syria crisis, during a Google+ Hangout on Friday afternoon.

"We owe it to the world to try and get there and to explore in good faith whether or not we can avoid the bloodshed, avoid the violence," Kerry said.

Turkey confirmed last week it was testing blood samples from Syrian casualties brought over the border to determine whether they had suffered a chemical weapons attack.

"We have been making tests and we have some indications regarding chemical weapons being used, but in order to make sure and verify we are continuing these tests and will be sharing these tests with UN agencies," Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in the Jordanian capital Amman on Friday.

"We know the Syrian regime has stocks .. And everybody knows the Syrian regime has this capacity," Davutoglu said. "Of course this has been one of our major concerns because chemical weapons are a threat against humanity and a crime."

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