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House Intel chairman: 'Action needs to be taken' against Syria

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Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said on Sunday that the United States needs to take against the Syrian regime after evidence surfaced that it used chemical weapons against its own people.

President Obama had previously said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would cross a "red line" if he used chemical weapons.

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"It can't be a dotted line," Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on ABC's This Week. "It can't be anything other than a red line."

Rogers urged the Obama administration to be decisive and warned that other countries are watching the United States closely to see how it responds.

"More than just Syria, Iran is paying attention to this. North Korea is paying attention to this," Rogers said. "The options aren't huge, but some action needs to be taken."

The GOP chairman clarified that "nobody is calling for boots on the ground." He said that providing equipment and training for rebels "goes a long way."

The White House last week said it had evidence that the Assad regime had used chemical weapons. The report sparked calls for the U.S. to do more to aid opposition forces who have waged a violent struggle to remove Assad from power. But so far, the administration has been cautious and said more evidence is needed.

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