President Barack Obama warned the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad Monday, July 23, that it will be “held accountable” if it uses its stockpile of chemical weapons, The Hill
reported. “The world is watching and they will be held accountable if they make the tragic mistake of using those weapons,” Obama said. Obama weighed in on what’s becoming a growing concern for in Syria as Assad’s regime destabilizes. A Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Monday said that Syria would not use its weapons on any Syrian citizens, but suggested that the weapons might be used on any foreign invaders who attack Syria. The Pentagon also warned Syria not to think “one iota” about using the weapons, and Pentagon spokesman George Little said the Assad regime has received the message “through other channels” as well.