White House commends Senate panel on swift approval

US President Barack Obama at a press conference in Sweden today.
US President Barack Obama at a press conference in Sweden today. Credit: JESSICA GOW / SCANPIX/Scanpix/Press Association Images

The White House has commended the Senate Foreign Relations Panel for moving swiftly to approve a resolution authorising US military action in Syria.

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