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Obama tells PBS he has not made a decision on Syria
US President Barack Obama said that he has not made a decision on making a military strike against Syria, but said the goal of a limited action would be to deter future use of chemical weapons.
"If we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, this can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term," he told US television channel Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in an interview.
The president said US officials believe the Syrian government is responsible for the attack a week ago in the suburbs of Damascus that killed hundreds of people, and do not believe the Syrian opposition has chemical weapons that could have been used on that scale.
[Source: PBS, Reuters]