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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends a news conference with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius at the Quai d'Orsay Ministry after their meeting in Paris September 7, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Jacky Naegelen

Kerry says Syria's chemical weapons controlled by Assad, two others

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LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that the control of chemical weapons in Syria was limited to President Bashar al-Assad, his brother Maher and an unnamed general.

"The chemical weapons in Syria ... are controlled in very tight manner by the Assad regime. It is Bashar al-Assad, Maher al-Assad, his brother, and a general who are the three people who have control over the movement and use of chemical weapons," Kerry told a news briefing in London.

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