Weighing Military Intervention Hollande's Syria Comments Irritate Berlin

Berlin reacted with surprise and irritation on Wednesday at French President François Hollande's statement that he would not rule out international military intervention in Syria. Officials were quick to state that Germany is not considering military options, and some said Hollande's position was made for domestic political gains.
France's new president, François Hollande, is not ruling out military intervention in Syria.

France's new president, François Hollande, is not ruling out military intervention in Syria.

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-- mbw, with wire reports