Obama: Syria must 'follow through' on commitments

US President, Barack Obama, told journalists that rhetoric on possible military action in Syria was key to the "significant step forward" the country had committed to take after the UN confirmed chemical weapons were used outside Damascus in August.

Speaking in the Oval office, Mr Obama said "there is a lot of work to be done, rightly people have been concerned about whether Syria would follow through on the commitments that have been laid forth."

He also expressed concern about the logistics involved in Syria handing over it's chemical weapons to the international community.

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