Obama discusses Syria with France's Hollande

WASHINGTON Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:32pm EDT

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH AND INJURY Syrian activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH AND INJURY Syrian activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus August 21, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama discussed a possible coordinated international response to the reported use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria with French President Francois Hollande, the White House said on Sunday.

"President Obama and President Hollande discussed possible responses by the international community and agreed to continue to consult closely," the White House said in a statement.

The two leaders expressed grave concern about the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's forces against civilians near Damascus on Wednesday, the White House said, without giving any further details of the discussion.

(Reporting by Mak Felsenthal; editing by Christopher Wilson)

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zinn21 wrote:
Memo to Obama: You cannot police the whole dysfunctional world. You need to invest the majority your resources in your own citizens. Other than providing the tools the good guys need to fight the bad guys, screw the Mid East. Until that population figures out their Islamic driven thought process is insanity they will never ever be a mentally healthy population…

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