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NH's Shaheen part of committee vote on Syria

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is part of a narrow majority in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that voted for a resolution authorizing limited U.S. military force against Syria.

Shaheen said in a statement Wednesday that failing to take action against the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons poses a significant and direct threat to American national security interests.

She said the resolution she voted for is limited in time and scope and does not authorize American troops on the ground. She said it permits an appropriate response to Assad's international weapons violations "that will rightfully signal to his and other regimes, like those in Iran and Korea," that the United State won't tolerate the use of weapons of mass destruction.

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