Obama to speak at 1400 GMT on US strikes in Syria: White House

President Barack Obama will speak from the White House Tuesday at 10 am (1400 GMT) in what officials said would be his first public remarks on US strikes in Syria.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 23, 2014, 19:12 PM IST

Washington: President Barack Obama will speak from the White House Tuesday at 10 am (1400 GMT) in what officials said would be his first public remarks on US strikes in Syria.

The White House said Obama would speak before leaving for a UN General Assembly meeting in New York. The United States, supported by several Arab allies, launched strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Tuesday, opening a new front in the battle against the jihadist group.