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Kerry: Syrian presidential election a 'farce;' US, others will redouble support to opposition
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:32 AM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that President Bashar Assad's planned presidential election is a "farce" because tens of thousands of Syrians have been displaced by fighting.
Kerry says he's seen raw data suggesting that Assad's forces have launched chlorine attacks, but that has not yet been confirmed.
Kerry also says the U.S. is frustrated that humanitarian aid is not getting to the Syrian people and will work through the United Nations to fix the problem.