Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that the Obama administration remains skeptical that Syria will turn over its chemical weapons to international monitors, as Russia is proposing, and he said the administration needs to see quick and verifiable action.

”We have made it clear to them … that this cannot be a process of delay, this cannot be a process of avoidance," Kerry said during his opening remarks at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee. "It has to be real, measurable, tangible. And it is exceedingly difficult – I want everybody here to know – to fulfill those conditions."