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Tuesday, 04 December 2012 - 7:58
Syria crisis: Obama warns Assad over chemical weapons
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US President Barack Obama has warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he will face "consequences" if he uses chemical weapons against his people.

Obama said The world is watching and the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable.

A Syrian official has insisted it would "never, under any circumstances" use such weapons, "if such weapons exist".

Meanwhile, the United Nations says it is pulling "all non-essential international staff" out of Syria.

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