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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 617-13
August 28, 2013

Readout of Secretary Hagel's Phone Call with German Minister of Defense

           Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout:

           “Today Secretary Hagel spoke by phone with German Minister of Defense Thomas de Maiziere from Brunei to discuss the on-going violence in Syria. Secretary Hagel pledged to continue consultations with Minister de Maiziere on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. They discussed the need for the international community to consider responses to this tragic development in Syria, and noted that the use of chemical weapons violates core tenets of international law.”
 

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