Cameron, Obama see 'increasing signs' of Syria chemical attack

WASHINGTON Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:55pm EDT

A member of the 'Liwaa Ahrar Suriya' brigade, operating under the Free Syrian Army, is seen in a public park that separates them and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Sakhour area, Aleppo August 24, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

A member of the 'Liwaa Ahrar Suriya' brigade, operating under the Free Syrian Army, is seen in a public park that separates them and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Sakhour area, Aleppo August 24, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Muzaffar Salman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed on Saturday on the need to deter the use of chemical weapons, and were concerned about "increasing signs" that Syria attacked civilians, a spokesperson for Cameron said.

"They are both gravely concerned by the attack that took place in Damascus on Wednesday and the increasing signs that this was a significant chemical weapons attack carried out by the Syrian regime against its own people," the spokesperson said.

"They reiterated that significant use of chemical weapons would merit a serious response from the international community and both have tasked officials to examine all the options," the spokesperson said.

(Reporting by Mark Hosenball and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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Comments (6)
daveapete wrote:
Then why is the French press reporting Assad is willing to let the UN inspectors already in Syria before the attack visit the site?

Aug 24, 2013 7:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DSTIEBS wrote:
We cannot solve all of the worlds wrongs. Let the European countries foot the bill.

Aug 24, 2013 9:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
vtusa wrote:
Look at the date of this article. This chemical attack is all bullcrap.

ANI — Jan 30, 2013
The Obama administration gave green signal to a chemical weapons attack plan in Syria that could be blamed on President Bashar al Assad‘s regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country, leaked documents have shown.
A new report, that contains an email exchange between two senior officials at British-based contractor Britam Defence, showed a scheme ‘approved by Washington’.
As per the scheme ‘Qatar would fund rebel forces in Syria to use chemical weapons,’ the Daily Mail reports. (End)
Enough said.

Aug 24, 2013 11:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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