Forceful and unforgiving language from John Kerry at the US Senate hearing as the White House continues to try to persuade lawmakers to vote for Syria strike.
Kerry said Israel and Jordan are "one stiff breeze away" from a chemical strike.
"If we fail to act, our interests would be seriously set back," he added.
Syrian refugees who were forced to flee their war-torn country told ITV News that the world has let them down by not staging an intervention to a chemical weapons attack.
One refugee at the Zaatari camp in Jordan told our Correspondent Martin Geissler: "Assad has used chemicals 14 times at least. What is the matter with the world. Are they sleeping? Are they drunk? Are they on drugs?"
Google have released satellite images of the Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan.
The Zaatari camp is home to more than 120,000 Syrian refugees - half of them children, according to the UN.
The site has become the fourth largest city in Jordan and the world's second largest refugee camp behind Dadaab in eastern Kenya.
UNICEF in Jordan has appealed for aid of more than $115 million by the end of 2013 so it can continue to meet the needs of the growing number of refugees.
Abu Qatada's family have visited him in detention in Jordan. It is the first time his mother, sister and brothers have seen him in over a decade. According to Qatada's lawyer he is being held in a cell with 15 other people. His legal team has requested that Qatada is released on bail.
The Home Secretary says action must be taken to address the "crazy interpretation of our human rights laws" - as seen with terror suspect Abu Qatada - to prevent lengthy and expensive deportation battles from happening again.
Theresa May told MPs: "I have made clear my view that in the end the Human Rights Act must be scrapped."
The Home Secretary says the option of Britain withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights should "remain on the table". Theresa May says she wants to prevent another long deportation battle - as seen with terror suspect Abu Qatada - from happening again.
Abu Qatada is set to apply for bail in Jordan today, his lawyer said. The radical cleric was finally deported to the country in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Qatada's lawyer told reporters he would apply for bail after he was charged with plotting al-Qaida inspired terror attacks and detained in a prison in Jordan's capital Amman.
Abu Qatada has finally left Britain to face terror charges in Jordan after nearly a decade long legal battle to deport the radical cleric.Read the full story ›
Jordanian political analyst Dr Amer Alsabaileh has given his reaction to Abu Qatada's deportation from the UK to Jordan.
"I think the Jordanian government will deal with it in a very strict way, it has been more than 12 years that they have been waiting to put him on trial".
Dr Alsabaileh also said the government's main challenge ahead is "how to deal with his [Qatada's] followers on the street".
Radical cleric Abu Qatada pleaded innocent to terrorism charges in Jordan, his lawyer said.
A prosecutor said Qatada will be held at Muwaqar I, a prison in Amman's south eastern industrial suburb of Sahab.