Sunday, November 18, 2018
Close  
  • share this

White House sends Congress draft Syria resolution

/ 09:19 AM September 01, 2013

President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden as he makes a statement about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Delaying what had appeared to be an imminent strike, Obama abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack that killed hundreds. AP

WASHINGTON — The White House has sent Congress a draft of a resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria.

The draft follows through on Obama’s decision, announced Saturday, to seek congressional approval for a strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

ADVERTISEMENT

The resolution lays out the administration’s claim that Assad’s regime killed more than 1,000 people in an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack. It says the objective of a U.S. military response would be to “deter, disrupt, prevent and degrade” the regime’s ability to use chemical weapons.

The resolution authorizes Obama to use the military as he determines “necessary and appropriate” to serve that goal.

FEATURED STORIES

The draft doesn’t lay out a timeline for action. But it does say only a political settlement can resolve the Syrian crisis.

Related stories:

Obama seeking congressional OK for Syria action

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Barack Obama, Politics, Syria, US, world
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
entertainment

2 PH films in India fest

November 19, 2018 12:04 AM

entertainment

Third time’s the charm for Dingdong and Dennis

November 19, 2018 12:02 AM

entertainment

The biggest thing Shawn learned from Taylor

November 19, 2018 12:01 AM

globalnation

Duterte back in Davao City after Asean, Apec summits

November 18, 2018 10:34 PM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.