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>> young man from belgium called public enemy number one. french officials say he's the mastermind behind the attacks in paris. france taking serious and deadly action. in worcester an armory getting rob and bed and now the fbi is involved in this case. good morning to you, everyone. i'm jadiann thompson. i'm christa delcamp. swree the latest on the paris attacks in a moment. first, to start off your monday a little bit cool out there; right? >> absolutely. jr looking at the forecast for us. boston at 50. plymouth 50 as wellment. beverly at 49. upper 40s to around 50. a lot of clouds as well. the clouds will not spend the entire day with us. i thinken as we work through the
morning hours we'll see the clouds break apart. it's a narrow strike of clouds tied to cool front in new england this evening. before that awry rrives. temps between 55 and 60. the normal high for the city around 52. this afternoon 58. worcester 56. southern new hampshire lower 50s. much cooler for tomorrow. mostly sunny sky. high temp tomorrow in the upper 40s. . we have breaking news in the terror attack in paris and french investigator identified the man they say is mastermind behind the deadly attacks. belgiumman. they say that he formed three teams that carried out the massacre in paris. police raided the brussels suburb this morning. he's said to be from this area along with other suspected
this is known as the islamic hot spots. they took 30 weapons including a rocket launcher also 100 people arrest. now this face of one of the suspected isis killers. he's said to be aut 20 years old. he died in the attack. not clear what roll he played. manhunt continues for this man who believe he rented a vehicle attacks. in the mean time french military taking decisive action launching a massive series of airstrikes in syria dropping as many as 20 bombs destroying a jihady training camp. the president joined students for a noon tribute to the entire city of paris and many others fell sigh length to honor the victims. more on the attacks we head over
>> a lot of new information coming out this morning including the name of the face man who they believe to be the mastermind. >> his name is abdul habib. 27-year-old from belgium who has ties to terror statistic activity. he's believed to be in syria. the hunt for other accomplices to the attacks continues in brussels where two small explosions were heard as dozens of heavily armed security officials sealed off the area. france is striking back. a wave of french warplanes take off striking. they dropped 20 bombs and the
operation was carried out in coordination with u.s. forces. this comes two days after the group responsible for the attacks in paris that killed about 130 people. it's hell. it's nightmare. in paris a display of calm interrupted sundayening. panic break out memorial at one of the site of friday terrorist attack. mourner were laying flower when dozen began running after someone claimed to hear gunshot. police fanned out with guns in their hands. turned out to be false alarm as the noise was from a fire cracker. this m cost as french police put a face to one of the accomplices on the loose. issuing a wanted notice to with the photo. it's for a 26-year-old man born in belgium. a police official said the suspect rented a black volkswagen later found with inside. officials say there's strong links between the killers and
isis members in iraq and syria. french authorities have not iden bodies. at least three were french. and new images have emerged from friday chaos. this is the moment when the deadly massacre began. a band is performing at then suddenly gunfire is heard. by the time police stormed the hall seen in time imaging video people. >> security experts say the number ofmen and women who have become radicalized and have intent on hurting innocent people is so large that law enforcement and intelligence agency simply don't have the resources to keep up with them all. that's the latest live from the newsroom. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." world leader are promising to step up their fight against isis following the tragedy in paris. president obama had what
meeting with russian president vladimir putin with other. the two leaders agreed there's a need for political transition in syria. and the president in the mean time ordered u.s. flags all of them to be lowered to half-staff at federal building across the country as well as military and diplomatic stations around the world. the flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset thursday. mitt romney weighing in on the attack. oh said the u.s. must wage war to take down isis even if it means sending thousands of troops into syria. >> if we don't change our course and take this seriously and go to war against isis. we will see what happened in paris happen in the united states. just like the president said by the way he called isis a cancer. and when there's a cancer you go at it heavy and hard at the beginning if you don't, and if it mestazizes. decadesed.
the only way to stop isis is hit heavy and hard at the stop. police are stepping up security in light of the terror attacks. massachusetts governor charlie baker said he's not taking the terror attack in paris lightly. the state police division of field services increased its security around the area the statehouse and other key places in boston. state police logan airport are monitoring intelligence, and have comprehensive multilayer security plan in place. all public safety teams work diligently to keep people save r safe in the common well@and coordinating aggressively and constantly with our partners? in boston police emphasize how important it is for the public to pay attention and speak up if they see anything. >> massachusetts right now is the ageing out. i don't see viable threats to the city or the state.
public to be very much on their toes out from. if you see something don't let state to call local police. especially 911. there's copy cats out there. i think we just as we found out after the boston marathon. we all have to be on our toes. and the commissioner also commended state and federal departments on their cooperation to make sure that the public is safety. and the people of boston france. hundreds including governor charlie baker and marty walsh joined france's consulate general for moment of silence. the large crowd then walked to bronze black of lafayette where a makeshift memorial of candles and flowers was set up. i can promise you speaking for the commonwealth of mass that we stand with france as we always will. we have -- we will stand with the people of france and paris and we governor mentioned it and we're there if they need our help.
those from francelying in boston say the gathering was an opportunity for them to heal. right now a father in martha's vineyard holding out hope after his son was shot. he worked for the music company putting on the show at the concert hall the site of the hostage seige. and 7 ryan schulteis has more with the father as his son is fighting for his life. his son has finally come out of coma after being shot in paris during the attacks. we've been lucky. my son has been very lucky. a lot of people have been much worse off. yan lives on the vineyard his son works and lives in paris. he produced the concert on friday night when the terrorist opened fire. arno left to go get a drink. people started to run out of the hall. out of the concert hall and
there was a bit of chaos going on. and when he was in the cafe he hadn't even realized he was shot. and then that's when suddenly he realized he was in a lot of pain. he was rushed to hospital. his dad back in massachusetts couldn't get any information. the first thing we did was you know simple thing just call the cell phone. he wasn't answering. we got anxious about that. and then it took us about two hours to find out from a friend that he had been wounded. but nobody knew where he was. and you can imagine there was -- there was -- it was total chaos over there. they were picking up the wounded and just dispatching them to different hospitals. we didn't know where he was. >> ryan schulteis. 7news "today in new england." we want to rae mind you can keep it here on 7 for the latest on the terror attack overseas. we'll bring you updates online,
on-air and on our mobile apps as well. police warning dangerous weapons could be on the streets right now after a break-in at the u.s. army reserve or armory in worcester. the fbi has joined the investigation. there's again a lot of question about how someone could have managed to get into the secure facility. >> jadiann, there certainly. there's a friend barbed wire around the property. you have to swipe a code or a card to get into the building. someone managed to get in and they got away with military weapons. the fbi is trying to track down weapons stolen from the army reserve armory in worcester. charlie baker said state and federal officials first discussed the missing gun as part of meeting about safety and security following the attacks in paris >> i think it's important for us to recognize that law enforcement will collaborate
we're looking into it. we havers response resources on scene as well as investigative capability. we'll in turn look into it. the armory is training and recruiting facility. the property is voubded by a fence with barbed wire. officials wouldn't say how someone broke into the building or what exactly was taken. but they did say they don't believe this theft is is terror related. at this time we don't tie this to any specific threat or anything else at this point. and at this point in time we're just looking into a as a new investigation. the more opportunity people have to rely on citizenry to serve as the eyes and ears, that makes a big difference. and the fbi said they sent out a national alert by entering the weapons into a data ways. we're live in worcester. 7news "today in new england." we're following more news for you this morning.
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but the pats still managed to pull off this huge nail biter of a come back win yesterday. people need therapy today after watching that. they kept their winning streak alive. now 9-and-0 on the season. nicole oliverio with the closer look. >> i know when it's a win. i don't think anyone wanted it to be that close. you expect nothing less when is playing against the giants. this comes with the loss of i willer. with one second left on the clock if kicker does it again giving the win 27-26 win keeping them undefeated. we talked about before the game. play hard for 60 minutes. took every last second. the termination, you know the situation with the football. it was a great win. that's all i can say. great win. one of the second toughest
7th game winning kick and all-time record holder for field goals. he's not looking for praise. you're one kick away from being public enemy number one and that's why my job is humbling no matter how many kicks i get how many games i win. i will always try to stay humble and have humility. you're one play away from being trending on twitter as the number one loser in america. giants always seem to give the patriots the toughest match-up. he made a huge play in the end zone knocking the ball from beckham's hand. eddelsmon out with foot injury and never came back. hopefully he is back asap. he mean a lot for sure.
hopefully he is back as soon as possible. as soon as possible is more likely to be about two months. against he's scheduled to have surgery today. the silver lining he could be back in time for the play off. nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." man they were tough yesterday, weren't they? 82 they were. so i can't imagine breaking a bone one of the outer bones on his foot. so painful for him. so early, you are like, oh, they managed to do it. gronc stepped up and it was great. team effort and team win we roll to buffalo next week or buffalo comes to us i guess. we start the week quiet. no arctic air. the numbers tomorrow cooler than today. and in terms of any storminess this week i think there's rain heading our way very late in the day on thursday more likely
thursday night and that will carry us into friday morning. getting some rain not necessarily a bad thing. i know last week from what my cohorts tell me. they say clouds and unsettled weather have not a lot of rain. for the month of the city of boston picked up about two thirds of an inch of rain. still running about an inch and a half below normal. i don't think that much rain on the way. certainly some rain. and all those orange squares did you catch those. those are warm days. saturday our first chilly day cooler than normal day for the entire month. the month is running about 67 degrees above normal. not too bad. there's a loft cloud. the city at 50. norwood, 49. bedford, 45. the clouds are thin and beginning to thin out. and i do think as we step forward from here we'll have a mix of cloud and sunshine. ahead of cold front. that won't catch up with us
today. it is in town tomorrow and wednesday. next couple of days cooler than normal. upper 40s tomorrow and wednesday. a few more clouds around wednesday afternoon. again these clouds on the way wednesday afternoon not rain makers. that way out there michigan that's where we have the rain on wednesday and eventually that weather system moves in late thursday and more likely thursday night. clouds this morning otherwise mostly sunny this afternoon. mild, temps between 55 and 60. the normal high of 52. boston this afternoon. 58. dartmouth at 60. merrimack the numbers upper 50s. filtchberg at 55. out on to cape and island. provincetown at 54. tomorrow mostly clear. and for tomorrow a lot of sunshine but much cooler tomorrow by about ten degrees only in the upper 40s tomorrow. similar weather wednesday. then thursday those are not all they washouts. i think late in the day washout through the first part of friday midday friday i think we start to dry it out.
now to story you saw first 70 don. a plane heading on to tarmac. passengers were forced to evacuate american airlines flight 21224 why the plane was still at the game. police dog searched the plane suspicious. passengers tell us they were relieved to touchdown at logan airport before 7:00 last night. we were totally happy. because we need the flight was safe. they checked it from top to bottom. i knew the pilots wouldn't have let it take off. we've learned that two men were questioned by police. but have since been released. police in kentucky making a disturbing discovery when they found the body of a 7-year-old girl minutes after her mother reported her missing. gabrielle was watching high school football game when she disappeared on saturday. police later found her body 20 minutes later in the creek in the woods behind the school. right now her death is being investigated as a homicide. three inmates two of which you see right here on your
screen are on the run after attacking a guard and escaping from juvenile detention center in texas. authorities say they should be considered dangerous, one of those inmates was in custody for murder. officials say they are looking into whether or not any officers at the die tension center could be at fault for the escape. when we come back kind of thanking warning you may want to get your turkey sooner rather than later. we'll explain why. and in our next half hour we continue to follow the latest on the deadly attacks in paris. officials identified what they believe who they believe is mastermind. stay with us, everyone.
for some of you when it comes to turkey; right? >> that's important. the bird a central piece of the table. there may be short supply of turkey. the shortage blamed on outbreak of avion flu in april. more than 7 million turkey died. the good new the industry said the outbreak wasn't that widespread. while it was significant for the individual producer, it effected only 3% of the population of turkeys nationwide. the u.s. agriculture department predicts turkey thanksgiving. have you ever done the butter ball hotline for your turkey? >> i haven't. but probably should have. many times. it sort of like a guy not wanting to ask for direction. i want to say well i can do this. i'm a women. i'm supposed to know how. then a cool who doesn't want to call the hotline. i think i will do that now. much more to come here at 9:30.
we will take behind the scene of nbc newest drama. chicago-med. a lot of cloud now. they will thin out through the morning hour. mostly sunny sky this afternoon. temps this afternoon. forecast for the week, up next. we have the latest from paris including details on this man the so-called mastermind behind the attacks. stay with us. e a crazy busy day? sfx: cell phone chimes with a positive attitude... d tively radiant skin. positively radiant moisturizer... ive naturals soy. no naturally beautiful results
the face of terror officials in paris say this the man who arcstrated the friday massacre. a worcester armory robbed. guns stolen and now the fbi on the case. >> bad break for the patriots. julian edelman out of commission. hopefully not out too long. maybe six to eight weeks they are saying. we'll have the latest on that. we have to start with the
forecast. reiner. he's back with us. the reentry has been a little bit rough. the angle too steep. i will probably burn up. skies will be clear. right now boston at 50. plymouth at 50. a lot of clouds now. they are breaking apart in fact already mostly sunny skies hampshire. a lot of dry air across new hampshire and maine on the move working south. and that will boot those clouds out of the region. so a fair amount of clouds early on. but otherwise mostly sunny skies. mild, temps between 55 and 60. norm a high is 52. we'll be above that this afternoon. boston around 58. nashua, 53. down south of town south coast south shore temperatures in these locations this afternoon upper 50s to around 60. breaking news now on the terror attack in paris. french investigators are
mastermind behind the attacks on friday. abboud. abboud said to be from this terror. spot. close to 200 raids overnight. arrests. >> they seized more than 30 weapons including a rocket launcher. in addition more than 100 people have been placed under arrest. this is face of the one of the suspected killer. . the worldwide manhunt continues for this man salim benghalem they believe he rented a vehicle the paris attackers used. >> and the french military taking swift action launching a massive series of strikes inside
syria. dropped as many as 20 bombs destroying a jihady training camp. all comes as france and the rest of the world join a moment of silence. the president joins for noon tribute. the entire city of paris many fell silent to honor the victims. for more on the attacks. >> there's a lot of new information coming out this morning including the name and the face believed to be the mastermind. he's the same man also being linked to previously attempted terror attacks in france including the attack on the train that thwarted which u.s. heroes. the man who french authorities say the mastermind behind the series of deadly attacks in paris this past friday. his name abdelhamid abboud. a 27-year-old from belgium who has previous ties to terror statistic activity. he's believed to be in syria. meanwhile the hunt for other accomplices to the attacks
continues in brussels, where two small explosions were heard as dozens of masked and heavily armed security officials sealed off the area. and france is striking back. a wave of french warplane take off targeting isis stronghold. the raid included at least ten fighter jets dropping 20 bombs and the operation was carried out in coordination with u.s. forces. this all comes just two days after the group responsible for the attack in paris that killed about 130 people. it's hell. it's nightmare. and there were dead body. in paris display of calm interrupted sunday. panic broke out at memorial and one site of friday attack. mourner were lighting candles and laying flower when dozens of people began running after someone claimed to hear gunshots. police spanned out with guns in their hands. it turned out to be a false alarm as the noise was just from a fire cracker. this comes as french police put a face to one of the accomplices
on the loose issuing a wanted notice with a photo. the notice for salim. he rented a black volkswagen, later found with three gun and empty magazines inside. officials say there are strong links between the killers and isis members in iraq and syria. french torts have not identified most of the 7 attackers bodies. at least three were french. and new images have emerged from friday's chaos. this is the moment when the deadly massacre began. a band is performing and then suddenly gunfire is heard. three terrorist had killed 89 empty magazines. breaking details there. security experts say the number of people who have become radicalized and have the intent to harm innocent people is so large that law enforcement and intelligence agencies simply
don't have the resources to keep up with all of them. that's the latest live from the newsroom. kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." world leader attending to g-20 in turkey promise a step up in the fight against isis following the strategy in paris. president obama had what appeared to be intense meeting with vladimir putin among others. the white house official said the two leader agreed there's a need for political transition in syria. president obama has ordered u.s. flags to be lowered to half-staff at all federal building across the country as well as at mill stair and world. the flags will be flown at half-staff until sun set on thursday. we will bring you updates. bring are warning that dangerous weapons could be on the street right now after a break-in at the u.s. army reserve armory in worcester. and right now the fbi is joining out this investigation. let's go to jennifer eagan,
she's in worcester right now. and jen this is the secure facility. so obviously, lots of questions about how someone could get inside. >> there's certainly are. this break-in happened overnight saturday into sunday. there's a fence here topped with barbed wire. it's surrounding the property. it appears you have to either enter a code or swipe a card to get into the building. still someone did get inside and they got away with military weapons. >> reporter: the fbi trying to track down weapons stolen from worcester. governor charlie baker said state and federal officials first discussed the missing guns as part of meeting about safety and security following the attacks in paris. i think it's important for us to recognize that law enforcement will be collaborating, communications and cooperating across all levels of government. we're currently looking into it. we havers response resources on capability.
the armory training and recreating facility. the property is surrounded by a fence with barbed wire. officials wouldn't say oh someone broke into the building or what exactly was taken but they did say they don't believe this theft is terror related. >> there's nothing at this point in time that would tie this to you know any specific threat or anything else at this point. and at this point in time we're really looking into it as new investigation. the more opportunity people have to rely on citizenry to serve as the eyes and ears that makes a big difference. and the fbi said they've sent a national alert by entering the weapons into a database. live in worcester, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." student at the university of connecticut are planning a demonstration after they say a hateful message was discovered on campus. the event this afternoons orangenized after someone wrote kill the paris.
written on a muslim student's name tag which hangs on the door of his dorm. it's mahmoud abbas hashim. >> seem like all of them are terrorist. i feel like upset because i didn't do anything. it's not my fault. he met with the school's dean and student in his dorm whoever wrote the message should be kicked. should not be kicked o ultimate of school but instead needs to learn not to be so judgmental. new this morning good news for barber shop in sawing as robbed of former sports memorabilia. we brought you this story after masked man stole the items including jerseys, signed by tom brady. it's not clear if police have suspect. once again they have all of the stolen items back. the patriots losing a key
julian edelman broke his foot last night. he's scheduled for surgery today. he's expected to be out 6 to 8 weeks because of that. hopefully he can be back in time for the play-offs at least. and the pats did manage to pull off the come back win. they did. they fought hard to the end. they kept the winning strike alive. 9-and-0 on the season. here's nicole oliverio -- was there a nail biter out what? >> you should have seen the tension at my house. if any team was going to give the pat's hard time it is always the giant. patriots managed to get within field goal rang for p steven gostwakski kicking the field goal keeping the pats undefeated at 9-and-0. it's fun to be in those situations. they don't come up very often.
it's ail about the team. amendola punt rurt. joe snap and ryan the guys blocking. it's fun and then we get to celebrate together as a team that's what they preach. that's what we do here. we talked about the game. play hard for 60 minutes and it took every last second. >> of course with the big win comes the big loss of a key player. edelman out. you could see his ankle roll. he broke a bone in his foot. he's scheduled to have surgery today. he could be out 6 to 8 weeks. the pats will have to alter their game plan. but the silver lining in this edelman could be back in time for the play-offs. live from gillette. nicole oliverio,7 news "today in new england." much more ahead. look at that. vikings player making a tackle on the field. not part of the game. we'll let you know what that is about. >> mix of clouds and sunshine.
the national weather service will be there to determine the strength of the twister as well. back home pretty seasonable like weather. it was definitely colder over the weekend. i was putting on the hat and bundling on the coat. >> saturday definitely a chilly day. today above normal. i think tomorrow and wednesday those are afternoons where it's chilly once again with high not making out of the 40s tomorrow and wednesday. first part of the week is dry. finally reaching new england. really not that far away. late in the day on thursday. last week we had unsettle weather with cloud and showers. a lot of rain focussed one day last wednesday.
runs inch and a half below normal. that was boston first chilly day. nothing but warm for southern new england. temps run ibting above normal. i think the numbers this week more seasonal. today a little bit above and tomorrow below. you average out right about where we should be for this time of year. typical mid november weather. 40s to around 50. some cloud out there this time. they are beginning to fade away. especially northwest of town. they are on the south shore. the clouds are moving south. they are dry across n 1/2 and maine. we talk about skies mostly sunny if not all right mostly sunny. school front responsible for the cloud here in southern new england. the cool air doesn't bother until tomorrow. number upper 50s. tomorrow only in the upper 50s. that's the case on wednesday with cloud beginning to arrive late in the day wednesday from
most of the rain even on wednesday is still just moving to the great lakes state. a couple of showers moving through pennsylvania and then the virginia on wednesday afternoon. but we are dry even wednesday afternoon. today mild with cloud giving way to mostly sunny skies. good day for yard work. breezy. boston around 58. worcester about fix. for tomorrow mostly sunny. cooler tomorrow and wednesday. upper 40s. the week. at this time the weekend looking on sunday. high temps sunday low-to-mid 40s. when we come back of course the pats not the only team on the field. his team lost the game. so why was payton manning celebrating? >> and in the buzz we have sneak peek at the chicago show hit nbc. people are sick and tired
welcome back, everyone. broncos' quarter back broke the record for passing yard. despite the milestone the game was one manning could like to forget. manning threw four receptions and eventually benched. he blames himself because manning has been in so much pain while dealing with food injury. and injured ribs. broncos lost 29-13. we will go to breaking news. we see the president of the united states speaking at the g-20 summit in turkey. due to be speaking we presume about the paris attack. >>president obama: i've been practicing that. had the g-20 our focus on how to get the global economy growing faster and more jobs for our people and i'm pleased that we
inclusive to address the rising inequality around the world. given growing cyberthreats, we committed to a set of norms drafted by the united states for our governments should conduct themselves in cyberspace not to engage in the cybertheft of intellectual property for commercial gain. as we head into global climate thoughtall g-20 have submitted target and we pledge to work together for a successful outcome in paris. of course much of the attention has focussed on the heinous attacks that took place in paris. across the world in the united states the american flags are at half-staff in slird darity with our french allies. we're working closely with french partner as they pursue their investigation and track down suspects. france is already a strong
today we're announcing a new agreement. we're streamlining the process by which we share intelligent and military informational with france. this will allow our personal to pass threat information including on isil to our french partners more quickly and more often. because we need to be doing everything we can to protect against more attacks and protect our citizens. now tragically paris is not alone. we've seen outrageous attacks by isel in beirut, last month in ancora, routinely in iraq. sheer at the g-20 our nation have sent unmistakable message that we are united against this threat. isel is face of evil.
sometimes is to degrade and destroy this barbaric terrorist organization. as i outlined this fall at the nooilted nation we have a comprehensive strategy using all elements of our power. military, intelligence, economic development and the strength of our communities. we have always understood that campaign. there will be set backs and there will be successes. the terrible events in paris were obviously a terrible and sickening set back. even as we grief with our french friends however, we can't lose sight that there's been progress being made. on the military front our coalition is intensifying the airstrikes more than 8,000 to date. we're taking out isel leaders, commanders, their killers, we've seen that when we have an
isel can and is pushed back so lock ael forces in iraq backed by coalition air power recently liberated in iraqi forces fight back to take back ramadi. isel been pushed back with turkey. we stepped up our support of opposition forces who are working to cut off supply lines for the strongholds, and around rauka. so in short both in iraq and syria isel controls less theirtory theirtory territory than it did before. if we want this progress to be sustained more nation need to step up with resources that this fight demands. of course, the attacks in paris remind us that it will not be enough to defeat isel and syria and iraq alone. we're committed to strengthening border controls sharing more information and stepping up
foreign fighters in and out of syria and iraq. as the united states just showed in libya, isel leaders will have no safe haven anywhere and we will stand with leaders in muslim communities for the voices to discredit the warped ideology. on the humanitarian front, our nation agreed that we have to do even more individually and collectively to address thing aing a gony of the syrian people. the united states the large. donor to the syrian people. some 4.5 billion dollars in aid so far as winter approaches we're donating additional supply including clothing and generators through the united nations. but the u.n. appeal for syria still has less than half the funds needed. i'm calling on morenations to contribute the resources that this crisis demands.
the country like turkey, lebanon and jordan which already bearing extraordinary burden can't be expected to do so alone. all of our countries have to ensure our security. and as president my first priority is the safety of the american people. and that's why even as we accept more refugees including syrias we do only after subjecting them to rigorous screening and security checks. we also have to remember that many of these refugees are the victims of terror attack in paris . our nation can welcome refugees who are desperately seeking security. we can and must do both. finally, we begun to see some modest progress on the diplomatic front which is critical because a political solution is the only way to end
the war in syria and unite the syrian people and the world against isel. the talks mark the first time all the key countries have come together. as a result i would add of american leadership and reached a common understanding. with this weekend's talk there's a path forward. negotiations a transition toward a more inclusive representative government, a new constitution followed by free elections and alongside this political process a cease-fire in the civil war even as we continue to fight against isel. these are ambitious goals. hopes for diplomacy and syria have been dashed before. there are any number of way this latest diplomatic push could falter. and there's still disagreements in the party most critically