Senior congressional aides say a bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative measure to a resolution authorizing U.S. military force against Syria.
On Monday evening, President Barack Obama sat down for an interview with CBS Evening News correspondent Scott Pelley, during which he addressed questions regarding a proposed strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the reported use of chemical weapons against rebel factions in Damascus.
Clinton: It ‘Would Be An Important Step’ If Assad Regime Surrendered Chemical Weapons To International Community
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is backing President Barack Obama’s call for a limited military strike against Syria.
The State Department said Monday it would take a “hard look” at a proposal for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control to avoid a military strike, but voiced skepticism that Syria would carry out such a plan.
Russia’s foreign minister is urging Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control as pressure mounts in the West for military intervention.
In a Sunday interview with Charlie Rose, Syrian President Bashar Assad stated that he had nothing to do with an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack, and that the U.S. has “no evidence” to justify a military attack.
The Obama administration is distributing videos showing a chemical weapons attack in Syria to help convince Americans and Congress that a military intervention against the Syrian government is necessary, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.
As President Obama and other top American officials prepare to make their case for military action against Syria, a U.S. official released a DVD compilation of videos showing victims of the Aug. 21 attack near Damascus.
The U.S. tried to rally support on Saturday for a military strike against Syria, running into resistance from the American public and skeptics in Congress and from European allies bent on awaiting a U.N. report about a chemical attack they acknowledge strongly points to the Assad government.
A German newspaper reported Saturday a team of U.N. chemical weapons inspectors could submit initial findings from its tests of samples collected in Syria by the end of next week.