U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) arrives to a Senate Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, Sept. 10, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)
Obama asks Congress to delay Syria vote
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has asked Congress to delay the vote on the resolution authorizing military attack against Syria, in order to give diplomatic process more time to work, media reports quoted senators as saying Tuesday.
Obama's request came during a lunch meeting with Democrats at Capitol Hill. A Senate vote on the military action against Syria " would be delayed until next week, at the earliest," Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin was quoted by Politico as saying after the president's meeting with Senate Democrats. Full story