Washington, D.C. (NNCNOW.com) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday night he would put off a military strike against Syria and work with Russia, China and American allies to force Syria to hand over its chemical weapons.
The President said he will order the military to stay in place in the region and keep pressure on Bashar Assad who the US says ordered a poison gas attack against his opponents in Syria's civil war.
Following the President’s address to the nation regarding U.S. military and diplomatic options of intervention into the ongoing Syrian conflict, Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) issued the following statement:
“War should always be our last choice, not our first choice.
“With that in mind, I applaud the President both for bringing the momentous question of war and peace with Syria before the Congress, and for pursuing a diplomatic solution. His speech tonight gives us reason for cautious optimism that a non-military path can be found.