Syria

Obama Wants "Consequences" in UN Resolution on Syria Chemical Weapons

Could be using early 2000s Bush speech

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President Obama called on the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution ensuring that Syria's chemical weapons stockpile is destroyed in accordance with an international ban, but is insisting that any such diplomatic agreement be backed by "consequences" if Syrian President Bashar Assad does not comply.

Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning, the president warned that a failure to do so "will show that the U.N. is incapable of enforcing the most basic of international laws."

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