US President Barack Obama said the US has concluded Syria carried out attacks using chemical weapons against its people. This declaration comes amid a possible diplomatic showdown that involves intervention by global powers who may opt to strike against the Syrian military. Obama however said he has not made a decision on whether to strike against Syria. Earlier Russia and China walked out of a UN Security Council meeting after Britain said it would pursue a resolution to authorize the use of force against Syria, CNN reported. Obama said, “We do not believe that, given the delivery systems, using rockets, that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. We have concluded that the Syrian government in fact carried these out.”
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