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Arab League accuses Syria of chemical attack

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 04:40 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2013


CAIRO » The Arab League has blamed the Syrian government for last week's alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus that killed hundreds, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

In an emergency meeting held today, the Arab League also called on members of the U.N. Security Council to overcome their differences and agree on "deterrent" measures against those who committed "this heinous crime." The League said it will convene a meeting at the ministerial level next week to follow up on the situation in Syria.

The Syrian government has denied it was behind the attack. The U.S said it is ready for military action if evidence is conclusive that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons.






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sailfish1 wrote:
The Arab League has armies and weapons - let them take care of the problem.
on August 27,2013 | 10:09AM
salsacoquibx wrote:
Seems like someone wants an excuse to go into Syria now...we got our own problems.
on August 27,2013 | 11:23AM
royalridge_2000 wrote:
Why is it our responsibility to solve other peoples problems? Isnt that what the UN is for?
on August 27,2013 | 12:59PM
SteveToo wrote:
Let the Arabs take care of their own problem. No sweat off our backs at what is going on in Syria.
on August 27,2013 | 06:15PM
ajohns48 wrote:
Arab League you are cleared to take care of your Muslim brothers Get Hot
on August 27,2013 | 06:31PM
HD36 wrote:
Bottom line , this has come down to a religous war between the Sunni and the Shia. If only Mohammed didn't eat that poisened leg of lamb on tht fateful night.
on August 27,2013 | 06:47PM
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