PARIS, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- French President Francois Hollande on Friday said Paris would take part in any action on Syria despite a British parliamentary opposition to a government motion to authorize such action in principle.
U.S. lawmakers demand Obama wait for Congress' approval prior attacking Syria
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Amid signs the U.S. is ready to attack Syria, 140 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed onto a letter, demanding President Barack Obama get authorization of Congress before going ahead with the military strike.
"We strongly urge you to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Your responsibility to do so is prescribed in the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution of 1973," said the letter, which is published on the website of the Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill. Full story
Syria to "decisively" respond to foreign military action
DAMASCUS, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Syrian Defense Minister Fahed al- Fraij said Thursday that the army will "decisively" respond to any form of foreign military action, the state-TV reported.
The minister's remarks were made on a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Hasan Dahqan, during which he accused " terrorists" of using chemical weapons on innocent civilians to obtain support from the superpowers and to cover their defeats. Full story