UK and US agree - 'Serious Response' coming on Syria!
A Syrian army soldier in the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus on Saturday. Cameron and Obama have moved the west closer to military intervention. Photograph: AP
David Cameron and Barack Obama moved the west closer to military intervention in Syria on Saturday as they agreed that last week's alleged chemical weapon attacks by the Assad regime had taken the crisis into a new phase that merited a "serious response".
In a phone call that lasted 40 minutes, the two leaders are understood to have concluded that the regime of Bashar al-Assad was almost certainly responsible for the assault that is believed to have killed as many as 1,400 people in Damascus in the middle of last week. Cameron was speaking from his holiday in Cornwall.