Middle East
4:45 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Obama Warns Syria Against Using Chemical Weapons

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 6:19 pm

Amid reports that the Syrian government is moving their stockpiles of chemical weapons, American policymakers are growing increasingly alarmed. They're concerned that the fighting could enter a deadlier phase or the weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Syrian government will be held accountable for any use of the weapons. But officials are worried they have limited options to do anything to prevent it.