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Secretary of State John Kerry talks about Syria, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. Kerry urged the Syrian opposition to attend a conference next week in Switzerland aimed at finding a political resolution to the civil war there, which has claimed more than 120,000 lives.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Photo by: Manuel Balce Ceneta
Secretary of State John Kerry talks about Syria, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. Kerry urged the Syrian opposition to attend a conference next week in Switzerland aimed at finding a political resolution to the civil war there, which has claimed more than 120,000 lives. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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