Obama says will seek congressional vote ahead of Syria strike

Obama says will seek congressional vote ahead of Syria strike

PanARMENIAN.Net - President Barack Obama said on Saturday, August 31 he had decided the United States should strike Syrian government targets in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack, but said he would seek a congressional vote for any military action, Reuters reported.

"We cannot and will not turn a blind eye to what happened in Damascus," Obama said in statement at the White House Rose Garden.

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Carter said he looked forward to discussing the offer of ground troops with the Saudi Defense Minister in Brussels next week.
The meeting takes place as talks have begun in Geneva to try to end the five-year Syrian civil war, which has killed at least 250,000 people.
"There is no denial that we are dealing with very significant risks," he said, during a visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The Pentagon says IS has lost 20-30% of the total territory they were in control of in Iraq and Syria, including up to 40% in Iraq alone.
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