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Kerry says Syrian government isn't cooperating with UN inspectors
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The White House is expected to give a clearer indication Tuesday of how the U.S. will respond to a deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Hundreds of people were killed in that attack outside Damascus.
Rebels say government troops launched the attack, but President Assad's regime is denying any responsibility.
Monday Secretary of State John Kerry accused the Syrian government of failing to cooperate with U.N. inspectors and said there is "undeniable" evidence that Assad's troops were behind the attack.
Kerry also said the Syrian government must be held accountable, which could mean U.S. military action.
"What we saw in Syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. It defies any code of morality," said Kerry. "The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. By any standard it is inexcusable, and despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured, it is undeniable."
Right now four U.S. Navy warships are already in position in the Mediterranean with the capability to launch cruise missiles.
A British submarine is also reported to be in position.
We'll continue to follow this closely and bring you any new developments.