Syria will "implode" before any side would claim a military victory, the US Secretary of State said today after the country reached an agreement with Russia on a Syria chemical weapons resolution at the UN Security Council.
John Kerry said there is a "need to move rapidly" to put a political solution in place for Syria through the Geneva process, according to Reuters.
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