By Adele Hampton - 09/09/13 07:18 PM EDT
“The international community cannot ignore the ongoing threat from the Assad regime’s stockpile of chemical weapons,” Clinton said. “This is about protecting the Syrian people and our friends in the region.”
Clinton also seemed to endorse an emerging option for Assad to avert a U.S. strike.
“If the regime immediately surrenders its stockpiles to international control…that would be an important step, but this cannot be another delay or obstruction,” she said.