NATO's Rasmussen warns of reaction to any chemical weapons use

December 4, 2012

BRUSSELS, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The head of NATO, asked about

possible use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, said

on Tuesday that any such act would provoke an immediate

international response.

"The possible use of chemical weapons would be completely

unacceptable for the whole international community," NATO

Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters.

"If anybody resorts to these terrible weapons, then I would

expect an immediate reaction from the international community,"

he said.