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World Powers Seek Syria Action as UN Probes Allegations

World leaders from Washington to Istanbul denounced what they said was the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and called for action even as United Nations inspectors attempted to probe the allegations.

U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain is convinced Assad was behind the attack and that there was agreement with the U.S. and France on the need to respond. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country will join a “coalition” against Syria if the UN fails to act.