Kerry: Total compliance from Assad regime required

US Secretary of State John Kerry said "anything less than full compliance from the Assad regime" on the chemical weapons handover would not be tolerated.

US Secretary of State John Kerry. Credit: Reuters

He added: "If Assad fails to comply with the terms of this framework, make no mistake, we are all agreed, and that includes Russia, that there will be consequences."

Kerry later added that Assad's government had "lost all legitimacy."

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UN: Sarin used in Syria attack

The United Nations Secretary General has said there is "overwhelming and indisputable" evidence that chemical weapons, including sarin, were used in an attack on a rebel-held district in the capital Damascus.