WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday night said in a White House address that the United States will work with Russia and other partners to work on a UN resolution making Syria give up chemical weapons. He is also sending Secretary of State John Kerry to meet with Russian officials.
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