Obama delays Syria action until after Congress vote

The US will not undertake military action in Syria before it is approved by a vote in Congress, Barack Obama said today.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner said the debate would likely take place on the week of September 9th.

Watch the President's speech in full:

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US faces 'Munich moment' on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Democrat congressmen that they face a "Munich moment" as they weigh-up whether to approve strikes on Syria.