Some Syrian refugees in Jordan say they 'want US action'
2 September 2013 Last updated at 10:27 BST
The US has evidence that the nerve agent sarin has been used by the Syrian government, Secretary of State John Kerry says.
Mr Kerry also said he was confident "Congress would approve strikes against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad".
But what do refugees who have fled the country think about the prospect of overseas intervention?
Paul Wood reports.