LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says he still believes Syria deserves a "tough response" for its alleged use of chemical weapons, but he'll respect the will of Parliament.
An endorsement of military intervention Cameron favored lost by 13 votes.
Meanwhile, the White House says any military action will be guided by America's best interests.
Hagel: US discusses 'facts' on Syria with allies
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Obama administration is consulting with allies to "further develop the facts" about last week's alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, and options for a response.
Speaking at a news conference Friday in Manila, Hagel says the administration also will continue to seek input from members of Congress on how the U.S. should respond to the deadly attack.
Hagel says Thursday's consultation by high-level Obama administration officials with congressional leaders was, in his words, "not to convince anyone of anything." He says it was intended as an update and a chance to solicit lawmakers' views on possible U.S. military or other action.
Hagel is flying back to Washington later Friday.