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All points to Damascus blame in chemical attack, Hollande tells Obama

Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Francois Hollande in the Oval Office at the White House on May 18, 2012
US President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2012. Hollande told Obama on Sunday that "everything was consistent" w

French President Francois Hollande told his US counterpart Barack Obama on Sunday that "everything was consistent" with the conclusion that Damascus was behind last week's suspected chemical attack.

"The head of state condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria and indicated that everything was consistent with designating the Damascus regime as the perpetrator of these unacceptable attacks," the French president's office said in a statement.

"The two presidents agreed to stay in close contact to arrive at a joint response to this unprecedented aggression," the statement said.

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