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Syria strikes stalled

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SYRIA WAITING GAME- Momentum for strikes slows - While President Obama ponders military action against Syria, the potential for an imminent U.S. strike has hit international roadblocks, some with close allies who have been “standing ready” to punish the Assad regime.

UK delay - British Prime Minister David Cameron continues to face strong opposition for immediate military action. The Telegraph reports, “Cameron, conceded that MPs would be given a second vote to approve military action to defuse a parliamentary revolt, ahead of a Commons debate on Syria on Thursday.” This could potentially back up any U.S. military involvement until Tuesday, when President Obama arrives in Russia for the G20 summit. NYT reports Britain has signaled it will await the results of a U.N. inquiry into their alleged use of chemical weapons before taking any action. 

En Français - Reuters: France’s President Francois Hollande says everything must be done to seek a political solution in Syria.

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