Obama to claim small victory as pushes ahead on Syria plan

By REUTERS
September 10, 2013 17:03

 
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WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama will take some credit for a possible diplomatic breakthrough on Syria's chemical weapons stockpile in an address to Americans on Tuesday, but will keep pushing Congress to approve military force, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

The White House said Syria's recent acceptance of a Russian proposal to give up its chemical weapons came about because of the US threat of strikes, Carney told MSNBC.

"We see this as potentially a positive development and we see this as a clear result of the pressure that has been put on Syria," Carney said, when asked for the White House reaction to new reports that Syria will cede control of its stockpile.

Obama has said the Syrian government needs to be held accountable for an Aug. 21 poison gas attack that killed more than a thousand civilians, including hundreds of children, and asked Congress to authorize the use of limited military strikes.

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