US Defence Secretary: Rethinking options on Syria

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says Syria is a "fluid situation... we're rethinking options... yes, of course we are". Defence Secretary Philip Hammond at the Pentagon says, "We believe the Assad regime retains control of its chemical weapons".


Obama exploring Syria 'options'

President Barack Obama has said the US is considering "all options" in response to the apparent use of chemical weapons inside Syria. His defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, earlier said officials were rethinking opposition to arming the Syrian rebels.