RT: Syria crisis: Moscow reminds US of Iraq mistakes

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Published time: August 25, 2013 23:42

Syrian army tanks are seen deployed in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013 (AFP Photo / Str) Syrian army tanks are seen deployed in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013 (AFP Photo / Str)

The US sees “very little doubt” Syria used chemical weapons against civilians – something President Obama had described as a “red line.” However, Moscow has reminded Washington of similar mistakes over Iraq, and warned it not to breach international law.

A senior Obama administration official said on Sunday that the US intelligence community based its assessment on “the reported number of victims, reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured, and witness accounts,” AP reports.

This comes as the US military has presented President Barack Obama with potential options for action in Syria and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has indicated the Pentagon is ready to exercise these options, should Obama give the order.

Russia warned that the alleged chemical…

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