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Barack Obama: Syria chemicals grave concern

Talking to CNN US President Barack Obama has said the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria in an attack on Wednesday is a "big event of grave concern".

But he also said that "the notion that the US can somehow solve what is a sectarian, complex problem inside of Syria sometimes is overstated".

Mr Obama was speaking after Syria's main ally Russia urged it to allow a United Nations team to investigate the allegations.

Activists say hundreds died in the alleged chemical attack near Damascus.

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  • 23 Aug 2013
  • From the section World
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