Kerry says Assad crossed 'global red line' following chemical weapons use

London, Sept. 9 (ANI): US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons crossed a 'global red line'.

Kerry, speaking in Paris, is in Europe to muster support for action against Assad.

According to the BBC, he said that Assad's deplorable use of chemical weapons crossed an international, global red line.

Assad has reportedly again denied any link to the attack.

In an interview for a US broadcaster, Assad also reportedly suggested that there would be some kind of retaliation if America strikes his country.

Kerry seemed to suggest some of the Arab nations he met in Paris would also be announcing their support for his statement within days.

He said the United States now had the backing of a number of countries into the double digits, although a list had not been made public, the report added. (ANI)

--

Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.

Matches

    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      5th ODI
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Hambantota, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka ODI ...
      SL won by 165 runs
    • Team flag for Netherlands vs. Team flag for ScotlandSCONED
      Final
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
    • Team flag for Hong Kong vs. Team flag for IrelandIREHK
      3rd Place Play-off
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
  • No live matches are in progress.
    • Team flag for England vs. Team flag for AustraliaAUSENG
      3rd Test
      Wed, Jul 29, 2015
      Birmingham, England
      The Ashes, 2015...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Bangladesh vs. Team flag for South AfricaSABAN
      2nd Test
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Mirpur, Bangladesh
      South Africa in Bangladesh...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      1st T20I
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka T20 ...