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Obama expresses ‘grave concern’ over Syria

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AUBURN, N.Y. — President Barack Obama says a possible chemical weapons attack in Syria this week is a “big event of grave concern” that has hastened the timeframe for determining a U.S. response.

“This is something that is going to require America’s attention,” Obama said during an interview broadcast this morning.

However, the president said the notion that the U.S. alone can end Syria’s bloody civil war is “overstated” and made clear he would seek international support before taking large-scale…

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