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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Phone Call with President Hollande of France

Today, the President spoke with President Hollande of France regarding the ongoing violence in Syria.  The two leaders expressed their grave concern about the reported use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime against civilians near Damascus on Wednesday, August 21.  President Obama and President Hollande discussed possible responses by the international community and agreed to continue to consult closely.