US would only act on Syria with international community: Hagel
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - The United States would only take action on Syria in concert with the international community and within a legal framework in response to the alleged chemical weapons attacks in Damascus, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Monday.
Mr Hagel, speaking to reporters on a trip to Indonesia, declined to discuss US military options under consideration by the White House, or to say whether he thought a military response was likely.
"The United States is looking at all options regarding the situation in Syria. We're working with our allies and the international community," Mr Hagel told a news conference in Jakarta.
"We are analysing the intelligence. And we will get the facts. And if there is any action taken, it will be concert with the international community and within the framework of legal justification."