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As peace talks in Geneva seemed to reach a stalemate on Syria, Becky spoke with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. She asked him whether he thought military action was still a possibility.
"I think you have to distinguish clearly between the use of chemical weapons and the long term solution to the conflict in Syria," Rasmussen said. "As regards the use of chemical weapons last year, I was of the very clear opinion and I am still that that needed a clear response from the international community. Eventually the threat of military action led to a political and diplomatic solution and now the chemical weapons in Syria will be eliminated."
Rasmussen also said he was hopeful that the Geneva II talks would yield constructive results. He emphasized that while the threat of military action worked to deter the further use of chemical weapons, a political solution is the only way to resolve the conflict in the long term.