Obama on Syria: Diplomacy Accomplished ‘Far More than Military Strikes Ever Could Have’

‘All of Syria’s declared chemical weapons were successfully removed’

"And sometimes those decisions are tough. I know for example that my decision not to conduct strikes against Syria after it used chemical weapons was controversial among some in Washington, but because we see they've diplomatic option, backed by our threat of force, nations came together and we accomplished far more than military strikes ever could have. All of Syria’s declared chemical weapons were successfully removed."

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