Obama's national security team to meet on Syria this weekend

Obama's national security team to meet on Syria this weekend
President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team to discuss the situation in Egypt.

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's security advisers will convene at the White House this weekend to discuss US options, including possible military action, against the Syrian government over an apparent chemical weapons attack earlier this week, a US official said on Friday.

If Obama takes part in the high-level meeting as appears likely, it would be his first full-scale session with top foreign policy aides since Wednesday's mass poisoning in a Damascus suburb.

But the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, cautioned against expecting that any final decision might come out of this next round of discussions.

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