Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday laid out the Obama administration’s case for a military strike on Syria as the White House made public its evidence that Bashar Assad’s forces used chemical weapons.

“The American intelligence community has high confidence – high confidence,” Kerry said. “This is common sense. This is evidence. These are facts.

“So the primary questions is really no longer what do we know? The question is what are we – we collectively in the world – going to do about it?”

Kerry said the international community has a moral responsibility to act, given the evidence. And he said national security interests of the United States and its allies in the region were in play.