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Syria / Civil War / Chemical Weapons / US / A Discussion (Part I) #1050653

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The decision by the Parliament of Britain not to support any military action against Syria leaving President Obama to act alone with a strike against the use of chemical weapons reported; scenes shown from the House of Commons vote and U.N. inspectors on the ground in Syria. [Prime Minister David CAMERON - supports the will of the House: against military action.] [On PBS, President OBAMA - speaks about the dangers for the US of chemical weapons in Syria.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Dana Bash) The non-secure conference call between the White House and members of Congress about the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashir al-Assad's regime, the impact of Britain's decision not to go and the unlikelihood of a call for the Congress to come back from vacation and a statement from Senator Bob Corker discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live in-studio discussion held with Stanford University professor Fouad Ajami, CNN's Fran Townsend and John King and The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey about Syria. [AJAMI, DICKEY - talk about Obama's options in Syria and the specter of Iraq.] [KING - calls the vote in Britain "discouraging."] [TOWNSEND - predicts action will be taken because we cannot abide the use of chemical weapons.] [AJAMI - says the red line should have been Assad's use of air power.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana
Duration:
00:15:10

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