WATCH LIVE: Kerry speaks on Syria strikes

President Obama met with his national security team to discuss Syria on Friday morning at the White House, just hours before Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to publicly address the developing U.S. response.

A White House official said the group was meeting to "to discuss the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime on Aug. 21."

The meeting comes six days after a similar gathering at the White House, where President Obama ordered his national security team to prepare a declassified report for public release outlining evidence that Syria used chemical weapons.

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