Kerry says U.S. won't wait long for concrete plan on Syria chemical weapons

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Posted: Sep 10, 2013 10:41 AM
Kerry says U.S. won't wait long for concrete plan on Syria chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is waiting to see a real and verifiable plan from Russia for removing chemical weapons from Syria but will not wait long and will not accept a delaying tactic, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

"We're waiting for that proposal. But we're not waiting for long," Kerry told a hearing of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee.

"President Obama will take a hard look at it. But it has to be swift, it has to be real, it has to be verifiable. It cannot be a delaying tactic," Kerry told the panel.

(Reporting by Paul Eckert; Editing by David Brunnstrom)