Ben Rhodes, Deputy White House National Security Adviser
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Syria crisis: 'US will draw political support for Syria action'

The White House's deputy National Security Adviser has said he is confident other countries will support the US over Syria.

Speaking from the G20 meeting in St Petersburg, Ben Rhodes said he believed Congress would back military action in Syria.

When questioned about repercussions of military action, he told the BBC's Katty Kay that the US takes extraordinary precautions to avoid civilian casualties.

  • 05 Sep 2013
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