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Clinton: No US Attack on Syria for Now


Speaking Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted the US was not yet considering a Libya-style military attack on Syria, saying that the situation was different primarily because Syrian President Bashar Assad hadn’t yet used air strikes on protesters.

“Each of these situations is unique,” Clinton insisted, adding that the “police action” in Syria had also not spawned the same sort of condemnation by the international community. She said such an attack would only come if the US had “considerable international support” and a UN Security Council resolution approving the attack.