President Obama has met with security advisers to discuss the Syrian government's apparent use of chemical weapons.
Germany's defense minister has vowed 'consequences' over a nerve agent attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal, which the UK blames on Russia. She also tied the attack to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
The story of Western intervention in the seven-year Syrian civil war is one of missed opportunities. In responding to such conflicts, the West must learn from its past mistakes, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned the Syrian regime that the use of chemical weapons will result in French retaliation. The Syrian government has reponded saying it does not possess such weapons.
The nerve agent sarin was used in an April attack on a Syrian town that killed dozens, the international chemical weapons watchdog OPCW has confirmed. But it did not say who was to blame.
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