Protesters against U.S. military intervention cry "Hands off Syria" internationally
Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 01:37
Aug. 31 - Protesters in Germany, Jordan and the U.S. are saying ''Hands off Syria'' to possible U.S. military intervention. Meanwhile, Iran's head of national security meets with officials in Damascus. Gavino Garay reports.
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Hundreds of protesters in Germany cry "Hands off Syria."
Jordanians speak out in front of the U.S. Embassy in Amman.
While the United States plans"limited, narrow" military action Syria's Assad regime for a reported chemical weapons attack that killed 1,429 people, the international community speaks out against war in Syria.
The U.S. has five cruise-missiles equipped destroyers in the region.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) IBRAHIM ALLOUSH, PROTESTER, SAYING:
"We are here today to send three messages, the first message is that we are opposed to the mobilization of US and NATO forces along the shores and the borders of Syria, including the borders with Jordan. Two, we are here also to express our rejection against or towards any prospective strike against Syria by the US and its NATO allies. Third, we are here to indicate and declare our support, our full support, to the Syrian state."
Iran's head of national security and foreign policy committee pulls into Damascus. He is expected to meet with senior Syrian officials. The closest ally in the region, Iran condemns plans for strikes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, another Syrian ally, says claims of a chemical attacks are "utter nonsense"
Polls on U.S. military intervention in Syria in the U.S. and other Western countries show that war is not a poplar option, with Obama saying Americans are "war weary" after 12 years of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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