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US Concerned Syria's Assad Could Use Chemical Weapons

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The US says it fears Syria's President Bashar al-Assad may resort to using chemical weapons against his people.

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White House spokesman Jay Carney said the US was concerned that such an action might be taken by "an increasingly beleaguered regime."

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with former UN weapons inspector Charles Duelfer about Syria's chemical weapons capability.

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