Kerry delivers a love letter to France, in French
PARIS (REUTERS) - French, it is said, is the language of love.
US Secretary of State John Kerry flaunted his fluency in the language on Saturday to deliver something of a love letter to France, one of the few world powers that seems likely to join the United States in any military action against Syria.
Following the British parliament's Aug 29 vote to reject any British use of force against Syria, which the United States accuses of gassing its own people with sarin, France has made no secret of its desire to play Washington's supporting partner.
Speaking in French for eight minutes beneath the gold-painted cherubs of one of the Quai d'Orsay's elegant salons, Mr Kerry traced the history of US-French relations beginning from the American Revolution, while glossing over their many tiffs.