August 29, 2013 / 6:42 PM / 4 years ago

White House: Syria response would be limited, not like Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday said any Washington response to chemical weapons use in Syria would be limited and rejected comparisons with the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest reiterated that President Barack Obama would make his decision on a response based on national security interests and noted comments by a top British official that Washington could make foreign policy decisions on its own.

Reporting by Jeff Mason and Steve Holland; Editing by Philip Barbara

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