Merkel wants 'unanimous reaction' on Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to use United Nations Security Council discussions for a "quick, unanimous international reaction", Reuters reports.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Credit: Bodo Marks/DPA

Merkel said she was in agreement with Putin that the conflict can only be solved politically.

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Arab League backs UN action

The Arab League has called for United Nations and international measures against Syria over the recent chemical weapons gas attack.