Kerry hopes Crimea will not hit Russian cooperation over Syrian weapons

Source: Reuters - Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:52 GMT
Author: Reuters
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email Print
Leave us a comment

THE HAGUE, March 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday he hoped the Crimea situation would not impact cooperation with Russia on international efforts to destroy Syria's chemical weapons.

"I hope not. All I can say is I hope the same motivations that drove Russia to be a partner in this effort will still exist," Kerry told reporters in the Hague, where he is planning to attend a G7 summit.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government agreed to destroy its chemical weapons arsenal after a chemical attack killed hundreds of people around Damascus last year. (Reporting by Fredrik Dahl, writing by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus