- The number of countries prepared to participate in military action against Syria following its suspected use of chemical weapons has reached "double digits," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday.
- In addition to the U.S., the countries include France and Denmark. The strong international support could provide cover for intervention should the UN Security Council fail to approve action, as it is expected to do because of Russia's opposition.
- Kerry's comments came after EU foreign ministers published a statement saying there was strong evidence of Syria's use of chemical weapons. The EU called for "a clear and strong response" but stopped short of supporting military strikes.