The Obama administration defends foreign policy in Syria

President Obama withheld military action against the Syrian government after an agreement that Syria would surrender all of its chemical weapons for destruction.
Posted By Aileen Graef  |  Feb. 4, 2014 at 9:35 AM
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Obama administration defended its foreign policy in Syria after claims by Republicans that Secretary of State John Kerry admitted the policy was failing.

Kerry met with a bipartisan group on the side during a security conference in Munich, after which Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told the The Daily Beast that the secretary of state had admitted that the administration's foreign policy strategy was not working. They said Kerry explained that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was failing to uphold the promise to hand over Syria's chemical weapons and the peace talks in Geneva to replace the regime with a transitional government are a failure.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who was present at the meeting, said on Monday that Kerry had made no such statement.

[Chicago Tribune]

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