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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Kerry claims he has a 'Plan B' for Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday that Washington is considering a "Plan B" to deal with Syria if Damascus and Moscow are not serious about negotiating a political transition.

Briefing US lawmakers, Kerry said he had told Russia's President Vladimir Putin the United States would not wait more than a few months to see whether Moscow's ally Bashar al-Assad is serious about talks.

But he would not be drawn on details of any "Plan B" that he would advise President Barack Obama to adopt if efforts to mediate a political deal to end the Syrian civil war fail. (READ MORE)