Kerry: Threat of force real if Syria balks

Envoy gains Israeli support; U.N. gets chemical report

Posted: September 16, 2013 at 12:35 a.m.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, walks with U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli and Palestinian Negotiations Martin Indyk after arriving at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Kerry arrived in Israel for a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day after sealing a deal with Russia on securing Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles. Kerry made a stop in Jerusalem to brief Netanyahu on the agreement as well as discuss developments in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

JERUSALEM — Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States would maintain its threat of unilateral military force to ensure the success of the plan to eliminate Syria’s chemical-weapons arsenal.

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