Kerry says Obama seeks Syria options, none presented yet

John Kerry gestures as he speaks to Wang Yi during their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in BeijingU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that President Barack Obama had again asked for policy options on Syria but that none have yet been presented to him. Kerry told reporters Obama was concerned about the deterioration in the humanitarian situation in Syria and also by the fact that peace talks between the opposition and government had not produced a discussion of a transitional government as had been planned. “And when these options are ripe and when the president calls for it, there will undoubtedly be some discussion about them.” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in Washington that Obama expected his national security team to constantly re-evaluate policy options on Syria and other issues.

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