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President Barack Obama said the U.S. won’t rush to intervene in Syria without solid evidence that Bashar al-Assad’s regime used chemical weapons even as the administration reviews contingencies for a response.
President Barack Obama’s spokesman said “much more” work needs to be done to verify intelligence assessments that Syria’s regime used chemical weapons against the opposition in that country’s civil war.
The Obama administration doesn’t need to be sure that Syria’s leader has used chemical weapons against his own people before establishing a no-fly zone and arming rebel forces, U.S. Senator John McCain said.
U.S. lawmakers are pressing President Barack Obama to act against Syria’s regime for its suspected use of chemical weapons, with no agreement over what to do among options filled with uncertainty and risk.
The U.S. must be “really careful” in determining its response to evidence from intelligence agencies that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime may have used chemical weapons, said U.S. Senator Angus King of Maine.