Kerry: Arab countries offered to pay for US war on SyriaSubmitted by EthanNL on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 04:29
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that some Arab countries have offered to pay the entire cost of a US attack on Syria.
“With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assist, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said on Wednesday in the House of Representatives. “They have. That offer is on the table.”
In response to questions by US lawmakers about the details of the offer, Kerry said, “they have been quite significant. I mean, very significant.”
“In fact, some of them have said that if the U.S. is prepared to go do the whole thing, the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost. That’s how dedicated they are to this,” he added.