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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg held a telephone discussion with US Vice President Biden about the situation in Syria.
A spokesperson for the Deputy Prime Minister said:
The Deputy Prime Minister and the Vice President spoke today [27 August] by phone to discuss their grave concern about the reported use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime against civilians near Damascus on Wednesday, August 21.
The United Kingdom and the United States strongly oppose the use of chemical weapons, and the Deputy Prime Minister and the Vice President pledged to continue to consult closely on potential responses by the international community.