France and US want to send Assad a 'strong message'

The French and US Presidents want to send Assad a "strong message" after a chemical attack in Syria left more than 1,000 dead, the French presidency said according to AFP.

Earlier a US intelligence report revealed that it assessed with "high confidence" that the Syrian regime carried out the attacks in the suburbs of Damascus earlier this month.


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.