Obama: World credibility on line

Barack Obama has warned the credibility of the US and the international community is on the line over their response to Syria's alleged gas attack. The Senate foreign relations panel has backed Obama's plans but it still needs Congressional approval

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Draft resolution ensures US action 'narrow and focused'

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has said that a new draft resolution ensures that any military action in Syria would be "narrow and focused".

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, who drafted the resolution with the committee's top Republican, said in a statement:

Together we have pursued a course of action that gives the President the authority he needs to deploy force in response to the Assad regime's criminal use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, while assuring that the authorization is narrow and focused, limited in time, and assures that the Armed Forces of the United States will not be deployed for combat operations in Syria.

– Senator Robert Menendez

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