SHOTLIST:

SOURCE - UK POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY

London - 9 September, 2013

1. SOUNDBITE (English) John Kerry, US Secretary of State:

"As I drove in here this morning there were a group of people assembled outside the building as is their right and as people should assemble. And some of them, I heard saying 'keep your hands off Syria.' I certainly appreciate the feelings in our country too, about people who have strong feelings about war and strong feelings about not going into yet another engagement in another part of the world. But I think it would be good to hear people saying to a dictator 'keep your hands off chemical weapons that kill your own people."

2. SOUNDBITE (English) John Kerry, US Secretary of State:

"The United States of America, President Obama, myself, others, are in full agreement that the end to the conflict in Syria requires a political solution. There is no military solution. We have no illusions about that."

3. SOUNDBITE (English) John Kerry, US Secretary of State:

"If one party believes that he can rub out countless numbers of his own citizens with impunity, using chemicals that have been banned for nearly 100 years, because of what Europe learned in World War One, if he can do that with impunity, he will never come to a negotiating table."

STORYLINE:

Secretary of State John Kerry says there is no military solution to the crisis in Syria. However, he says, Syria's President Bashar Assad will never join negotiations if he feels he can use chemical weapons without being punished. At a news conference in London, Kerry said "If one party believes that he can rub out countless numbers of his own citizens with impunity... he will never come to a negotiating table."

Kerry also spoke about demonstrators he saw demanding that the US refrain from attacking Syria. He commented "I think it would be good to hear people saying to a dictator 'keep your hands off chemical weapons that kill your own people."

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