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McCain: 'Chemical weapons use in Syria no surprise'

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters on Thursday that intelligence findings showed the Assad regime had likely used chemical weapons on a "small scale" in Syria.

The US disclosure came in response to a letter from Senator John McCain and others asking for information about chemical weapons in Syria.

Here Mr McCain talks to Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman about the news and what he thinks should happen in response.

  • 26 Apr 2013
  • From the section World