Obama: Syrian gas attack is 'of grave concern'
on 23/08/2013 12:49:49
Mr Obama says the US is still seeking confirmation that toxic gases were used in Syria. But he says such actions are "very troublesome" and are going to "require America's attention".
However, Mr Obama says the idea that the US can solve Syria's civil war is "overstated."
The US has previously confirmed chemical weapons use in Syria, a step Mr Obama has said would cross a "red line." However, the American response has been minimal. He spoke in an interview on CNN's New Day.