President Barack Obama speaks on education at the Henninger High School on August 22, 2013 in Syracuse, New York (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling a possible chemical weapons attack in Syria "big event of grave concern."
President Obama says the U.S. is still seeking confirmation that toxic gases were used in Syria. But he says such actions are "very troublesome" and are going to "require America's attention."
However, President Obama says the idea that the U.S. can solve Syria's civil war is "overstated."
The U.S. has previously confirmed chemical weapons use in Syria, a step President Obama has said would cross a "red line." However, the American response has been minimal.
President Obama spoke in an interview on CNN's "New Day."