Obama to still make Syria military action speech tonight

US President Barack Obama will still make the case that Congress should authorise military force in Syria during a speech tonight, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

President Barack Obama made a series of US television interviews on Syria yesterday. Credit: REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House/Handout via Reuters

Mr Carney told MSNBC that the White House is talking to leaders and members of Congress about timetables for a vote, but that congressional authorisation will take time.