kerry_102213Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed the U.N. Security Council uniting for the first time on a resolution regarding Syria’s humanitarian crisis, calling it a potential “hinge-point” in ending that country’s deadly, 3-year-long civil war. The agreement calls for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and opposition forces to provide immediate access across the country to humanitarian aid for all Syrians. “This could be a hinge-point in the tortured three years of a Syria crisis bereft of hope,” Kerry said. “After three years of slaughter and savagery, people rightfully will question whether progress is possible, but this resolution holds the promise of something real.”  Still, Kerry warned that such an agreement is only the first steps toward ending the international crisis in which hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions forced from Syria and into refugee camps. More