US May Consider Resettling Syrian Refugees

If the U.N. suggests the move


WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- Washington could consider the idea of resettling thousands of Syrian refugees if the United Nations requests it, a State Department official said.

The United States could be a destination for some of the 1.6 million people trying to flee Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and the deadly civil war that has plagued the country for two years, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

An official from the State Department, whose name was not reported, said the government would consider the idea if the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees requests it, which would be the normal procedure.