Assad lost his legitimacy to lead by attacking the Syrian people with almost every conventional weapon in his arsenal including scud missiles and we have been clear that the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people would be a serious and tragic mistake. We also share Israel’s grave concern about the transfer of chemical or other weapons systems to terrorists. Such as Hezbollah, that might be used against Israel. The Assad regime must understand that they will be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons or their transfer to terrorists.
Obama, Netanyahu News Conference Begins
Aired March 20, 2013