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Obama discusses Syria with Britain's Cameron, France's Hollande
August 30, 2013 / 8:25 PM / in 4 years

Obama discusses Syria with Britain's Cameron, France's Hollande

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama discussed Syria in phone calls with British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande on Friday, a senior administration official said.

U.S. President Barack Obama looks up during a meeting with Baltic leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington August 30, 2013. During the meeting, Obama spoke with reporters about the crisis in Syria. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The calls came as Obama seeks the broadest diplomatic support possible for a military strike to retaliate against a Syrian chemical weapons attack on August 21 that U.S. intelligence says killed 1,429 people.

Reporting By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton; editing by Christopher Wilson

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