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Obama: 'I didn't set a red line'

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 09/04/2013 @ 10:17 am In Front Page,Politics,U.S.,World | No Comments

(CNN) The United States and Russia have “kind of hit a wall in terms of additional progress” in the countries’ reset of relations under the Obama administration, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in Sweden.

“My credibility is not on the line — the international community’s credibility is on the line,” President Barack Obama said Wednesday in Sweden regarding his desire for a military strike in response to a suspected August chemical attack in Syria. He said the question is, after going through all the evidence: “Are we going to try to find a reason not to act? And if that’s the case, then I think the (world) community should admit it.”

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the “red line” he previously spoke of regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria wasn’t his own, but the world’s. “I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98%” of the world’s population “passed a treaty forbidding (chemical weapons) use, even when countries are engaged in war,” Obama said in Sweden.

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