Australia: We support US strike on Syria
on 02/09/2013 07:09:34
Mr Kerry has been trying to secure at least some international support for a potential US strike after accusing the Syrian government of launching a chemical weapons attack.
Australian foreign minister Bob Carr's spokesman Patrick Low said Mr Kerry called last week and that Australia supported the US taking action. He said Mr Kerry did not ask for military assistance and Australia did not offer it.
New Zealand prime minister John Key said Mr Kerry called foreign minister Murray McCully over the weekend and that New Zealand wanted to assess all steps taken ahead of a strike before stating its position.