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Pelosi Statement Following President's Remarks on Syria

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following President Obama's remarks on Syria this afternoon:

"President Obama is right that the debate and authorization by Congress for action will make our country and the response in Syria stronger.

"President Assad was wrong to gas the Syrian people killing more than 1,400 people, including 400 children.

"It is a pillar of America's security that we must stop the use and proliferation of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

"As the President stated today, military action in response to Assad's reckless use of deadly gas that is limited in scope and duration, without boots on the ground, is in our national security interest and in furtherance of regional stability and global security.

"I look forward to the debate."