September 13, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected Syrian President Bashar Assad’s 30-day deadline for submitting chemical weapons data, saying words are not enough.
Kerry and his team began two days of meetings with their counterparts in Russia on Thursday.
“This is not a game,” Kerry said. “It has to be real. It has to be comprehensive. It has to be verifiable. It has to be credible. It has to be timely and implemented in a timely fashion. Finally, there ought to be consequences if it doesn’t take place.”