Scornful Syria hails 'historic American retreat' as Obama hesitates
Yara Bayoumy and Thomas FerraroEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syria hailed a "historic American retreat" on Sunday, mockingly accusing President Barack Obama of hesitation and confusion after he delayed a military response to last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus to consult Congress.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said tests had shown sarin nerve gas was fired on rebel-held areas on August 21, and expressed confidence that U.S. lawmakers would do "what is right" in response.
Washington says more than 1,400 people, many of them children, were killed in the attack.
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"Scornful Syria hails 'historic American retreat' as Obama hesitates ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2013. Consulté le 28/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/scornful-syria-hails-historic-american-retreat-as-obama-hesitates-