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From the threat of nukes in North Korea and Iran to worry is over chemical weapons in Syria.
Tonight chief Washington correspondent James Rosen tells us.
Finding out whether the Assad regime has already used -- weapons won't be easy.
Victims treated after an attack last month on the village of -- assault near a local reported severe breathing problems and -- persistent smell of chlorine.
26 were reported killed another 86 injured my understanding is that the team is still preparing to go more than two weeks later a team of scientists some weapons inspectors that UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has appointed to probe whether chemical weapons were indeed used.
Can expect from the eventually touches down in Syria to face major forensic challenges will be working in and -- soil samples will come from an active war zone.
Meaning the site could already be hopelessly compromised for sampling and testing and the teams access to sites -- Its investigations are we going to be successful if the Asad regime.
-- cooperates with their efforts to investigate the Syrian rebels -- could prove uncooperative experts told Fox News the best hope for a smoking gun with the you've read -- can still be found from the missile that some witnesses reported seeing.
This would yield the category of munition and traces of any chemicals were warfare agents loaded onto it.
Maybe -- not accidental.
He invented and lots of bombs were falling in this area and it could've been an industrial site.
Where bomb damaged it was either direct or indirect sufficient to release an industrial chemical.
Didn't Obama has labeled the movement or use of chemical weapons in Syria as a red line that if crossed would trigger the kind of military involvement in the conflict the US has steadfastly resisted for two years a former senior State Department official rejected the idea.
But the Obama administration would be best served by an inconclusive finding by the UN team.
Obama would be spared having to make good on his threat.
When -- this lay down you know markers like this they don't do it -- here they they they understand the strategic consequences.
Putting these markers.
Before they they they take that step.
Even though chlorine is not listed in the chemical weapons convention of 1997 experts told me the treaty is worded so broadly that it effectively bars the use of any industrial chemical including chlorine.
To achieve a military goal so -- -- the technical legal definition of what he is -- what isn't a chemical warfare agent probably should play no role.
And -- President Obama ever decides to enforce this famous red line of his.
More on this with a panel James thank you.
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