(NEWSMAX) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that the number of countries now ready to take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad had reached “double digits.”
“There are a number of countries in the double digits, who are prepared to take military action,” Kerry said at a news conference after a meeting with European Union foreign ministers in Paris. “The overwhelming support is moving in the direction of holding the Assad regime to account.”
Kerry, however, did not name the countries, The Wall Street Journal reports.
France and Denmark were among the E.U. governments who say they could join U.S.-led strikes, the Journal reports.
Kerry’s meeting with the foreign ministers followed President Barack Obama’s efforts to build support among world leaders at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. He left the two-day session on Friday unable to build strong international support for limited strikes against Assad. Read more via Newsmax...