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White House Undecided On Action For Syria Crossing 'Red Line'

NPR | April 25, 2013 5:16 p.m.

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Mara Liasson

President Obama has said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government against its own people was a red line, and crossing it would bring U.S. action. On Thursday, the administration said that the intelligence community “does assess with vary degrees of confidence” that the regime has used such weapons “on a small scale.” Yet the administration also contends that these findings fall short of the red line.

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