As the conflict in Syria intensifies, US allegations of chemical weapon use have Washington pondering its response. President Obama has consistently said any use of chemical weapons would be a red line.
The Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons has said samples show a high probability that chlorine gas was used in an attack in Syria. It did not say who had used the banned weapons.
German prosecutors have reportedly issued an international arrest against Syria's intelligence chief for crimes against humanity. It is the first time a country has launched legal action against a Syrian official.
Syria has assumed the chair of the UN Conference on Disarmament for a four-week period. The Syrian government has been accused of targeting civilians with chemical weapons and violating nonproliferation treaties.
Syria's president believes his country is caught up in a much larger conflict than its own civil war. He warned that "things are going to be out of control" if superpowers engage in direct conflict.
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