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President Obama Remarks on the Conflict in Syria: September 10 and 24, 2013

President Obama Remarks on the Conflict in Syria: September 10 and 24, 2013

President Obama remarks on the conflict in Syria: September 10 and 24, 2013

As the civil war in Syria continued into its third year, the international community still could not reach a consensus on whether to intervene in the Middle Eastern nation. As it grew increasingly more evident that President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against civilians in an attempt to end the rebel incursion, the likelihood that the United States might take unilateral action grew. On September 10, 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the conflict, saying that he would reserve the right to intervene militarily in Syria, but he first wanted to explore the option of working ...

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