Syria crisis: US Senate vote on military strike delayed

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 11:33

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday postponed the vote of Senate Panel on US military strike against Syria.

US President Barack Obama had been facing resistance over decision of military strike in Syria after reports of chemical attacks killing over 1,000 people surfaced.

During series of interview, Obama admitted that he was not confident about getting the majority of Congress votes required to get approval for US strike.

However, Reid said that there are enough votes and the delay will give more time to the US President Barack Obama to present his case on the situation.

“I don`t think we need to see how fast we can do this. We have to see how well we can do this matter. I think what we need to do is make sure that the President has the opportunity to speak to all 100 senators and all 300 million American people before we do this," Reid said.

The United States has accused the Assad regime for the Aug 21 attack, which Washington says claimed 1429 lives. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vehemently denied the claims.

First Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 11:21

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