Report: US ready for military action in Syria if WMDs used

December 5, 2012 10:29

A US-led coalition is prepared to take military action in Syria within days in the event that Syrian President Bashar Assad resorts to the use of chemical weapons in his fight against opposition forces in his country, The Times of London reported on Tuesday, citing a US official.

“It won’t require major movement to make action happen. The muscle is already there to be flexed,” a US official said. “It’s premature to say what could happen if a decision is made to intervene. That hasn’t taken shape, we’ve not reached that kind of decision. There are a lot of options, but it [military action] could be launched rapidly, within days,” The Times quoted the official as saying.

The Times quoted sources as saying the US intervention would involve Britain and other allies.

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