US senate vote on action against Syria postponed amid hopes of breakthrough

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A US senate vote on Wednesday on whether to support military action against Syria has been postponed.
The postponement came amid speculation that President Barack Obama may be willing to accept a diplomatic solution – instead of military intervention – in Syria.
Yesterday, the Russian Foreign Minister said he’d held talks with his Syrian counterpart and proposed surrendering the regime’s chemical weapons to the international community.
The Russian proposal has been backed by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
And, speaking on Fox News last night, President Obama said the Russian proposal has potential.
“We’re going to have time to have a good deliberation in congress. We will pursue this diplomatic track. I fervently hope that this can be resolved in a non-military way but I think it is important for us not to let the peddle off the metal when it comes to making sure they understand that we mean what we say about these international bans on chemical weapons.”


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