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Video Of Apparent Chemical Attack In Syria Moves U.N. To Tears

Member of the United Nations Security Council were moved to tears Thursday after they were shown footage of an apparent chlorine gas attack in northwest Syria last month. The footage is said to show the unsuccessful attempts of doctors to revive three children no more than four years old.

Human rights groups have accused the Syrian government, but it has denied responsibility. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with former U.S. ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns about how the U.S. and U.N. should respond.


  • R. Nicholas Burns, professor of international relations at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was the U.S. ambassador to NATO and and served on the National Security Council under Presidents Bush and Clinton. He tweets @RNicholasBurns.

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