UK national security council unanimously backs action on Syria

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Posted: Aug 28, 2013 9:45 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's National Security Council unanimously backed action against Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday, a day after he set out the case for a targeted military strike.

"The NSC (National Security Council) agreed unanimously that the use of chemical weapons by Assad was unacceptable - and the world should not stand by," Cameron said on his official Twitter feed after a meeting of the high-level security body.

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Andrew Osborn)