Obama says values France's strong support for U.S. action on Syria
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept 6
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday he values the strong support from French President Francois Hollande for action against Syria for a chemical weapons attack.
Obama and Hollande met on the sidelines of a G20 summit in St. Petersburg. Hollande told reporters the broadest possible coalition is needed for action against Syria and that to not respond would carry the risk of another such attack.
Obama, trying to build international support for a military response against the Syrian government for the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack, said he values Hollande's support for what he said would be a limited response against what "these grievous acts."
Obama also said world powers remain committed to engaging with Iran, and that he hopes Iran's new president will show with deeds that his country does not seek nuclear weapons. (Reporting By Matt Spetalnick and Steve Holland; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
- Pennsylvania newlyweds "just wanted to murder someone together:" police
- WTO overcomes last minute hitch to reach its first global trade deal
- U.S. freeze shows no sign of weekend melt after deadly storm
- North Korea frees U.S. Korean War veteran after seven weeks |
- Colorado baker discriminated by denying gay couple wedding cake: judge