Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated Monday the Obama administration's position that the United States will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, the AP reports.
Speaking in Prague, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated President Barack Obama’s declaration that Syrian action on chemical weapons was ‘‘red line’’ for the United States that would prompt action. She didn’t address news reports suggesting fresh activity at Syrian chemical weapons depots, but insisted that Washington would address any threat that arises.
‘‘We have made our views very clear: This is a red line for the United States,’’ Clinton told reporters. ‘‘I'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the Assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. But suffice it to say, we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur.’’