Obama warns Syria’s Assad: Use of chemical weapons a ‘red line’ for U.S.

President Barack Obama on Monday warned Syrian President Bashar Assad that the use or deployment of chemical or biological weapons in his country’s conflict would be a “red line” for the United States as it views Damascus’s suppression of the uprising.

“A red line for us is (if) we see a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around, or being utilized. That would change my calculus,” Obama said.

“It doesn’t just include Syria. It would concern allies in the region, including Israel, and it would concern us,” Obama said.

Full article: Obama warns Syria’s Assad: Use of chemical weapons a ‘red line’ for U.S. (Haaretz)

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