رسائل تطمينية من كيري بعد "إحباطات" أوباما

سارع وزير الخارجية الأمريكي، جون كيري، إلى “طمأنة” ائتلاف المعارضة السورية، بعد أن أعرب الأخير عن “استيائه الشديد” بسبب طلب الرئيس الأمريكي، باراك أوباما، موافقة الكونغرس على أي تحرك عسكري محتمل ضد سوريا.

Obama seeking congressional OK for Syria action

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, left, speaks about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington. Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. But he says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Delaying what had loomed as an imminent strike, President Barack Obama abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack that killed hundreds.

Obama set to discuss Syria from White House

Protestors hold placard showing Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian flags during a demonstration against French and foreign military involvement in Syria, in Paris, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. The United States is considering launching a punitive strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, blamed by the U.S. and the Syrian opposition for an Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack in a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top national security advisers gathered at the White House on Saturday, and Syrian television broadcast scenes of fighter jets, tanks and troops in training, flip sides of a countdown to a likely U.S. military strike meant to punish Bashar Assad’s government for the alleged use of chemical weapons.

International weapons experts leave Syria, Obama to make statement

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry speaks about the situation in Syria at the State Department in WashingtonBy Erika Solomon BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.N. experts arrived in the Netherlands with evidence gathered in their investigation of a poison gas attack in Syria, as the White House said President Barack Obama would make a statement to the public on Saturday on the Syria crisis that would not be an announcement of an imminent military strike. Obama was to make the televised statement at 1:15 p.m. EDT after meetings with top national security aides. The security team was also to conduct a conference call with senators later Saturday. …