US Senator: Int'l troops should prepare to go into Syria

By REUTERS
April 28, 2013 16:58




WASHINGTON - A group of nations should get troops ready to invade Syria in order to secure possible stocks of chemical weapons, a senior US senator said on Sunday.

Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said US troops should not go into Syria, but that an international force must "be ready operationally" to go in and prevent Islamic militants involved in Syria's civil war from getting their hands on chemical weapons.

"There are number of caches of these chemical weapons. They cannot fall into the hands of the jihadists," McCain, who was the 2008 Republican presidential candidate and is an influential voice on military issues in the US Senate, told NBC's Meet The Press.


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