Secretary of State John Kerry said Arab countries have offered to pay for a full invasion of Syria to oust President Bashar Assad.
“With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee during a hearing Wednesday, according to The Washington Post. “They have. That offer is on the table.”
A Code Pink protester holds up her painted hands as Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill, Sept. 4, 2013. (Getty Images)
Kerry told Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) the countries were willing to put up the full cost.
“In fact, some of them have said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost,” Kerry said. “That’s how dedicated they are at this. That’s not in the cards, and nobody’s talking about it, but they’re talking in serious ways about getting this done."
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