France's Hollande seeks to cobble together coalition for Syria action

By REUTERS
September 6, 2013 18:09

Leaders of G20 nations on Friday agreed chemical weapons had been used in Syria but disagreed on who was responsible for last month's attack, French President Francois Hollande said.

Hollande, whose country has pushed with the United States for military strikes to punish Syrian leader Bashar Assad, said he would seek to bring together a coalition of states in favor of such an intervention if the UN Security Council could not agree action.

"(In such a case) a broad coalition should be formed and is being formed among all those countries that do not accept that a country, a regime, should use chemical weapons," he told a news conference after the summit.


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