By Julian Pecquet - 08/27/13 04:03 PM EDT
Hollande cited the United Nations's “responsibility to protect civilians” as a reason for action. He also announced that France would boost aid to the Syrian rebels.
The comments follow Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's statement Tuesday that U.S. troops are “ready t to go” on Syria whenever President Obama gives the green light. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that “what we are evaluating now is a response to the clear use on a mass scale with repugnant results of chemical weapons.”
And British Prime Minister David Cameron shortened his vacation and returned to London on Tuesday. He is scheduled to meet with his national security council on Wednesday, and Parliament has been called back for an emergency session on Thursday to debate and vote on a British response.
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