TALLINN: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Monday a decision about military intervention in Syria hadn't been made yet and the support of the U.N. Security Council for any such action remained "extremely important."
Ashton told reporters in Estonia's capital Tallinn that the world "need to find a political solution" for Syria's bloodshed.
She said it is difficult for the EU, with its 28 members, to reach a joint conclusion, but the bloc is considering "various options."
Ashton said she has stressed the need to end the violence in "recent conversations with China and Russia." She also said it is important that U.N. weapons inspectors are allowed to examine the evidence of a potential gas attack "as quickly as possible to reach a conclusion."