TODAY   |  August 23, 2013

New details on suspected Syria chemical attack

The Obama administration is weighing its options in response to the recent attacks, calling for probes on the suspected use of nerve gas. NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel reports.

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>> to nbc's chief foreign correspondence richard engle in cairo with the latest. good morning.

>> reporter: good morning, tamron. the administration is weighing it's options trying to figure out what happened in syria and who was responsible before taking any action, let alone military action . the un secretary general says if it's proved that chemical weapons were used by any party it would be a crime against humanity and should result in serious consequences. meanwhile, russia which is an ally of the syrian regime has joined other nations in calling for un inspectors who are in damascus right now to be allowed access to the areas where these alleged atrosties took place and the us also said today that 1 million children have been made refugees by the on going war in syria.