Obama issues direct warning to al-Assad on chemical weapons
US President Barack Obama issued a sharp warning Monday to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad about any use of chemical weapons against the rebels fighting his regime, DPA reported.
"I want to make it absolutely clear to Assad and those under his command that the world is watching," Obama said. "The use of chemical weapons is and will be totally unacceptable. If you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences, and you would be held accountable."
Obama made the statement during a symposium on nuclear non-proliferation at the National Defence University in Washington