US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro addressed the Syrian crisis and said "it is important that the international community curbs the use of chemical weapons. If we can do that without a military attack, it is better for everyone, but deterrence through force is still relevant and discussed in Congress."
He added: "There is more time in this process for diplomatic measures of the international community, perhaps mediated by Russia, in order to see if there is a solution. In our opinion, it is not the time to remove pressure without setting a timeline." (Gilad Morag)