Hillary Clinton: US set up credible opposition in Syria
29 January 2013 Last updated at 23:05 GMT
The outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US has played an indispensable role in working to establish a credible opposition coalition in Syria.
Speaking to the BBC's Kim Ghattas, Secretary Clinton said the US has been deeply involved in channelling humanitarian aid to help those affected by the crisis.
The US Senate has approved John Kerry as the next Secretary of State by an overwhelming vote.
President Obama chose Mr Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton who stands down on Friday.