Friday, August 30, 2013

World News: U.S. consulting allies on response to Syria nuclear attack

The Obama Administration is consulting with allies in order to review the facts about last week's alleged chemical weapons in Syria and their options for a response, the Associated Press reported early Friday.

Speaking at a news conference in Manila, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the administration will continue seeking input from members of Congress on how the U.S. should respond to the deadly gas attack. Hagel said it will help officials figure out the facts and how to best address the mode of intervention, if one is needed.

On Thursday, the British Parliament voted against British military action in Syria but Hagel told news outlets that London strongly condemns attacks by Syria against civilians. Britain is one of the U.S.'s strongest allies and Hagel said President Obama's goal is to continue talking to international allies on whatever decision for military action will be.

Today, President Francois Hollande of France announced his support for international military action against the Syrian government, USA Today reported.

Stay tuned to as we follow developments on this issue. Do you think President Obama will call for limited military response to Syria?

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