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US will strike if Syria not 'honest' - Israel

By The Citizen
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Israel's President Shimon Peres warned Wednesday that the United States would pursue military action against Syria should its regime fail to destroy its chemical weapons in line with a Russian proposal.

'If Syria is honest and will take real steps to remove and destroy the chemical weapons in its territory, the US will not attack,' Peres said in a statement.

But 'if there will be a crack in Syria's integrity I have no doubt that the US will act militarily,' he warned.

On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama postponed his threat to strike Syria, after President Bashar al-Assad's regime welcomed a Russian proposal to gather and destroy its chemical arsenal.

But he said it was too early to say if the Russian plan would succeed. AFP