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All of our information indicates clearly that this was an air strike. That means there only could have been two entities responsible: either the Syrian regime or the Russian government. In any event, we hold the Russian government responsible for air strikes in this space given that their commitment under the cessation of hostilities was to certainly ground air operations in places where humanitarian assistance is flowing.
The way the president will approach this is trying to apply what we have done that's worked in the last eight years as a template for how we deal with other crises.
Certainly the nature of those comments was not constructive.
In this part of the world, which is the largest emerging market in the world, TPP is seen as a litmus test for U.S. leadership. We would be stepping back from that leadership role, we would be ceding the region to countries like China who do not set the same types of high standards for trade agreements were we to not follow through with TPP.
This is in many ways a momentous opportunity for the people of Burma. We had been very focused on this election. It is a critical milestone in evaluating Burma's democratic transition.
This is not political expediency. We are in for the long haul.
The intelligence community estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from detected chemical weapon attacks in Syria to date.