Obama: 'I was elected to end wars not start them'

Barack Obama said "he was elected to end wars not start them" but added that failing to respond to the chemical weapon attack in Syria would send out the wrong message.

The US President said he would "greatly prefer to work through the United Nations to get this done."

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G20: 'UN paralysed over Syria'

World leaders have failed to reach agreement on the Syria crisis despite days of talks at the G20 summit in Russia. In a joint statement, 11 country's leaders - but not Vladimir Putin - admitted the UN Security Council "remains paralysed over Syria."