By Jeremy Herb - 08/20/12 06:34 PM EDT
He said that the Obama administration was preparing for a range of contingency plans in Syria, as the 18-month long conflict has shown little sign of slowing. The administration has made clear to everyone in the region, Obama said, that the chemical weapons were a red line that would have "enormous consequences."
He reiterated that the United States remains focused on humanitarian aid and working with the international community to consult with the logistics of a political transition should Assad fall.
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