Kerry says Syria will implode before either side claims victory

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 26 Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:39pm EDT

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that Syria "will implode before any side would claim a military victory" and that all sides needed to move rapidly to put a political solution in place to end the conflict.

Kerry was speaking at a Friends of Syria meeting on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations.