From the NPR Newscast: Jean Cochran rounds up the latest news about the crisis in Syria
Now that President Obama has made his case to the nation for holding Syrian President Bashar Assad responsible for a chemical weapons attack last month near Damascus, the next key moment in the quickly evolving crisis appears to be Thursday's meeting in Geneva between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 9:18 pm
In a prime-time speech that followed two weeks of high-stakes drama, President Obama asked the American people to support a military strike against Syria, even as he pursued a diplomatic solution to the standoff.
The President addressed the nation Tuesday laying out his case on Syria and acknowledging the changing diplomatic situation in regard to Russia and Syria. Obama has asked Congress to delay their vote while the diplomatic solution takes its course.
Originally published on Mon September 9, 2013 5:16 pm
By Eyder Peralta
After much diplomatic wrangling, President Obama on Monday left open the possibility of a diplomatic solution in Syria, saying a proposal allowing Syria to give up its chemical weapons was a "potentially positive development."