Kerry welcomes 'strong' EU statement on Syria

VILNIUS Sat Sep 7, 2013 8:47am EDT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) is pictured with aide Jason Meininger as he leaves a meeting with European Union Ministers of Foreign Affairs at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 7, 2013. REUTERS/Susan Walsh/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) is pictured with aide Jason Meininger as he leaves a meeting with European Union Ministers of Foreign Affairs at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania, September 7, 2013.

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VILNIUS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed a European Union statement on Saturday that said there appeared to be strong evidence that the Syrian government carried out a chemical attack on civilians in August.

"We are very grateful for the statement that came out of the meeting today with respect to Syria -- a strong statement about the need for accountability," Kerry said after meeting EU foreign ministers in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Adrian Croft)

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sandtraveler wrote:
Nature Abhors A Vacuum; as the West runs out of political will, Iran will push ever stronger to fulfill the Grand Ayatollah’s dreams of empire building. It’s amazing how many Europeans-and Americans-take their freedoms for granted. After 2 world wars, you would have thought that people would have learned history’s lesson.

If these politicians listen to the sirens of doom and wimp out, we and the rest of the world will soon find out how quickly our way of life can be lost. Hezbollah is everywhere, including South America, Mexico, Toronto and Hamburg; and bringing chemical or biological weapons into Canada, Europe, or the U.S. is entirely possible.

This is why the Canadians, Europeans-and Americans- should support President Obama to stop the use of chemical or biological weapons now in the Middle East, not on the streets of your home town.

Folks, we live in interesting times; these are the early days of the New Islamic Persian Empire; and no one wants war, including me; however pulling the covers over your head will not save you. General Soleimani, the Iran general who gave Hezbollah the order to attack American interests everywhere if Syria is attacked, is also responsible for the Al Khobar bombings in Saudi Arabia killing hundreds of U.S. servicemen.

He is the inspiration for an utterly ruthless Irani general in the new Amazon Kindle Thriller-The Bahrain Protocol. The book highlights Iran’s plans to distract the U.S. with terrorist attacks while it finishes its Imam Hussein nuclear bomb, who will have no problem in using it-like its vassal Syria with the gas.

Iran’s long term plan is to blackmail the West by threatening the destruction of the Arabian Gulf oilfields with their nukes-60% of the world’s production-with Russia’s support, of course. And Europe, take note; you need the oil far more than Canada or the U.S.!

That is why if the West loses the political will to stand up to tyranny Israel-and Saudi Arabia-will take Iran on, with or without Europe, Canada or the U.S.!

Sep 07, 2013 5:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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