Syria: US strike 'a message to Assad and others', says Obama

'Voting against a strike is a vote in favor of Israel's enemies'

03 September, 17:09

    US President Barack Obama (C) meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the  White House in Washington DC US President Barack Obama (C) meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington DC

    (ANSAmed) - WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 3 - ''It's not Iraq, it's not Afghanistan. We're talking about a limited, proportionate raid, one that sends a message not only to (Syrian President Bashar) Assad, but also to others who might think of using chemical weapons in the future,'' US President Barack Obama told congressional leaders on Tuesday.

    A vote against US military action in Syria would de facto endanger Israel and strengthen its enemies, like the Lebanese Hezbollah movement and especially Iran, the US president told congress in feverish consultations ahead of his trip to Saint Petersburg for an upcoming G20 summit.

    Secretary of State John Kerry echoed the president, comparing the Damascus regime to Hitler's. (ANSAmed).

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