White House Slammed Over Obama’s ‘Red Line’

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White House press secretary Jay Carney was bombarded with questions about reports chemical weapons were used once again in Syria during Monday's press briefing.

Fox News reporter Wendell Goler asked Carney if the latest chemical weapons attack was "an indication that the president's been unable to get the Assad regime to keep from going over this red line he drew?"

"Again, Wendell, we have indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical, probably chlorine, in Syria this month in an opposition-dominated village. We're examining allegations that the government was responsible, and we're working to determine what exactly happened," Carney responded.

"As you know, the United States and other nations are participants in an agreement that commits the Assad regime to relinquishing its stockpiles of chemical weapons and relinquishing them for destruction," Carney added.

Last year, President Obama infamously said that the use of chemical weapons by Bashar Assad is a ‘red line’ for him that ‘will have consequences.’

However, very little response has come from the United States allowing Assad to continue his deadly ways.

The full exchange is available below:

Q: The use of chemical weapons — apparent — possible use of chemical weapons in Syria — is this an indication that the president's been unable, basically, to get the Assad regime to keep from going over this red line he drew?

MR. CARNEY: Again, Wendell, we have indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical, probably chlorine, in Syria this month in an opposition-dominated village. We're examining allegations that the government was responsible, and we're working to determine what exactly happened.

As you know, the United States and other nations are participants in an agreement that commits the Assad regime to relinquishing its stockpiles of chemical weapons and relinquishing them for destruction.

And that process continues, and we're now, I believe, at roughly 65, 67 percent of those weapons being turned over for destruction.

But this specific incident is obviously, as a general matter, something that is of concern, and that's why we're investigating what happened and allegations of who was responsible.

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