The Netherlands has been a very staunch, early, immediate supporter of our efforts to try to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria.
Secretary Kerry during his remarks with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, September 20, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks to the press on Syria at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on September 19, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/09/214441.htm

Secretary Kerry delivers remarks before meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, DC on September 17, 2013.

Watch Ambassador Power’s remarks on the report of the UN Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria. Read the full UN report here.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Geneva, Switzerland, September 12-14, to discuss matters concerning Syria, including the use of chemical weapons and steps to address these developments.  Read more about the Secretary’s trip here. 

Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Geneva, Switzerland, September 12-14, to discuss matters concerning Syria, including the use of chemical weapons and steps to address these developments.  Read more about the Secretary’s trip here

They tell us they are fleeing because life inside Syria is now impossible.
Ned Nyman, Senior Refugee Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, on Syrian refugees; Read more of his story on DipNote at 
Secretary Kerry travels to Geneva, Switzerland, September 12 and 13, to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss Syria, including the use of chemical weapons and steps to address these developments.

Secretary Kerry travels to Geneva, Switzerland, September 12 and 13, to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss Syria, including the use of chemical weapons and steps to address these developments.

Secretary Kerry participated in a Google+ Hangout hosted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Lara Setrakian, founder of the digital news site Syria Deeply, on September 10, 2013.

Yesterday, National Security Advisor Susan Rice spoke from the New America Foundation to explain why Syria’s use of chemical weapons is a serious threat to our national security, and why it is in our national interest to undertake limited military action to deter future use. Read more on DipNote at http://go.usa.gov/DZNx.