Obama says does not foresee sending U.S. troops to Syria

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Fri May 3, 2013 7:55pm EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla after their meeting at Casa Amarilla in San Jose May 3, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla after their meeting at Casa Amarilla in San Jose May 3, 2013.

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he does not foresee a scenario in which he would send U.S. ground troops to Syria.

At a news conference in the Costa Rican capital, Obama also vowed the United States would take a cautious approach to responding to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons, saying he will not "leap before we look."

(Reporting By Steve Holland and Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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