More consultations coming for US in regards to Syria
CREATED Aug. 30, 2013
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says high-level Obama administration officials will continue to consult with members of Congress on how the U.S. should respond to last week's alleged chemical attack on Syrian civilians.
But Hagel says the consultations are "not to convince anyone of anything."
British Prime Minister David Cameron says he'll honor Parliament's decision to not get involved militarily with Syria, but French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') says his country is still preparing for a possible strike.
Advisers say President Barack Obama would be willing to retaliate against Syria on his own.
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