VILNIUS, Sept, 7 (Xinhua) -- Germany became the fifth European Union member to sign a statement at the G20 summit in Saint Petersburg, calling for "a strong response" to alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian government, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Saturday.
Obama says U.S. cannot turn blind eye to Syria crisis
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- President Barack Obama said Saturday the United States could not turn a blind eye to Syria, where its government forces reportedly used chemical weapons in an attack near its capital of Damascus. Full story
Putin vows to help Syria in case of military attack
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Russia will help Syria in case of an external military attack, President Vladimir Putin said here on Friday.
Asked by a reporter during a press conference of the G20 summit whether Russia will help Syria if the Middle East country suffers from an outside attack, Putin said "We will help Syria." Full story
U.S. Syria strike plan receives weak resonance from G20 leaders
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- World leaders gathering at a Group of Twenty (G20) summit remained highly skeptical and divided on Friday over a U.S. military strike plan against Syria advocated by President Barack Obama. Full story