U.S. says world cannot let Assad get away with chemical attack
The United States made it clear on Friday that it would punish the Syrian government for using chemical weapons against its people.
?} "We know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition controlled or contested neighborhoods."
The statement came after the White House released a report saying that over 14-hundred Syrian civilians and over 400 children were killed in the attack in Damascus on August 21st.The report was based on intercepted communications by a senior Syrian official as well as other intelligence.U.S. President Barack Obama said the U.S. is still in the planning process for a "limited, narrow" military response that will not involve boots on the ground.
?0} "We are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only Syria, but others around the world understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban and norm."
The Syrian government has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons and said the U.S. accusations represented a desperate attempt to justify a military strike.?France on Friday affirmed its support for a military response to punish Syria, while the British parliament voted not to take part in the action, leaving Washington to conduct the attack without one of its closest allies.
Me}Meanwhile, a UN inspection team left Damascus after collecting samples and evidence from the August 21st attack and the final results are due in two weeks.Kim Hyun-bin, Arirang News.
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