May 2nd, 2013
08:01 AM ET

Syria: Obama and Assad share 'red line'

Chemical weapons are a "red line" for Syria, too, a top government official said Thursday.

Syrian Information Minister Omran al Zoubi said in an exclusive interview with CNN that a hard-line Islamist rebel group has used chemical weapons during the civil war and his government "would never use" such munitions "if we had them."

"President Obama says chemical weapons are a red line," al Zoubi said. "Then he is in direct accordance with President (Bashar al-) Assad who also thinks that chemical weapons are a red line."

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  1. chrissy

    Both stories are also covered on Yahoo News @ Mary and @ saywhat. 😉

    May 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    We cannot turn away because a topic is unpleasant or vile. Why? Because one way to rid our society of evil is to confront it boldly.

    May 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Well its too unpleasant for me @ Mary, sorry!

    May 3, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Good afternoon @banasy @Mary@chrissy.
    The 'war on terror' is failing to swallow the bitter truth.Unsuccessful in eliminating or even containing Al-Qaeda's expansion and the Taliban in Afghanistan or violence, it has alienated general population in regions which should otherwise be on our side.

    May 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chucky

    Did they say "red"? As in the queen's red ruffled underware?
    You must be bloody kidding.

    May 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Chucky

    Earth to cnn. Earth to cnn.

    May 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pete

    Is this the same red line Netanyahu used against Iran months who because this term is getting real old isn't it!!Just tell everyone to cut the crap or all hells going to break loose and somone even Isreal will get theirs if they don't stop acting like spoiled brats in the same sand box and quess what they'll all be mad when America comes and physically takes their toys away!!

    May 5, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lol @ Pete and good morning to you! But, but, but....Israel is the SUPREME country doncha know? They can do no wrong ever. No matter how many wars they provoke. Plus thats why the US keeps financing them as well as Afghanistan! If we cut off the cash flow that might be more effective eh?

    May 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @chrissy,good afternoon and yes you're right quit the foriegn aid and watch these supposid strong holds of terror fizzle out because terrorists aren't cheap and if we take away their allowences they can't afford any right!!And yes Netanyahus Isreal is the chosen ones right but at this point just chosen for what?

      May 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    I am not going to comment on Israeli attack on Syria – Obama.
    (Without of course a nod from our supreme leader in Tel Aviv).

    May 5, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    good morning folks. Unfortunately we have to use these stale threads to voice our opinion on latest news.

    May 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    blocked even on this old thread.

    May 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
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