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Gillibrand comments on Syria

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Gillibrand comments on Syria
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CENTRAL NEW YORK -- The White House continues to study its options as it determines a response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons.

The U.S. says evidence is overwhelming that several hundred civilians in a rebel held area died after an attack using chemical weapons.

On a tour of Central New York, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the U.S. must be cautious as it takes any military steps in the region, although she agrees some steps are important.

"We cannot sit by and watch innocents being slaughtered by the use of chemical weapons. And so I will support President Obama as he decides how best to engage, but to the extent we can knock out delivery devices, so we can make it impossible to create another chemical attack on innocent people. Those are the types of strategies and operations that I hope the President decides to employ," Gillibrand said.

There have been calls from some members of the House and Senate for the White House to seek congressional authorization for any strike against Syria.

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