Amman, Jordan - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a stern warning to Syria's president Wednesday. Kerry arrived in Jordan's capital of Amman. There, he met with King Abdullah at his palace. Kerry is set to attend the "Friends of Syria" meeting, a gathering of Western and Arab nations. The goal is to find an end to Syria's civil war which has now dragged on for more than two years. During a press conference with Jordan's Foreign Minister, Kerry said if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejects a political solution to Syria's civil war, western governments were ready to increase support to his opponents. "We would call on President Assad to exhibit the same commitment to trying to find peace in his own country, that is critical," said Kerry. "Every single day, the image of more carnage or the report of a massacre or the report of women and children being killed, the report of more people being driven out of their homes and across a border is really challenging the conscience of the world and that violence has to end."
The U.S. and Russia announced two weeks ago that they would try to bring Syria's government and opposition together for a peace conference to choose a transitional government