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Cameron says world must act on Syria, weighs response

Cameron says world must act on Syria, weighs response.

British Prime Minister David Cameron described the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria as “absolutely abhorrent”, saying the world needed to take immediate action, and that Britain was considering a “proportionate response”.

A spokesman for Cameron said the prime minister was aware of the need to “make a clear case” if he did take a decision to use force. He said that Britain’s armed forces were making sure they were in a position to respond militarily if asked to do so, but emphasizing that no decision to use force had been taken yet, and would have to be preceded by evidence from a range of sources.

Cameron had to cut his holiday short to return to London. He will announce later today whether he will recall parliament, which is currently in summer recess. On Wednesday, he will chair a meeting of Britain’s National Security Council to discuss the matter. Discussions are expected between Cameron and other world leaders in the meantime to make sure any response is coordinated.

“Any use of chemical weapons is completely and utterly abhorrent and unacceptable, and the international community needs to respond to that. Any decision taken will be taken under a strict international framework.”

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