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Obama Addresses The Nation On Syria

  • President Obama will deliver an address to the nation on Syria from the White House at 9 p.m. Eastern. His speech comes on the same day that President Obama visited Capitol Hill to ask lawmakers for "more room" to see if diplomacy can avert a military strike, but not to undercut his authority to use force.

    The diplomatic effort to avoid a military strike appeared to gain momentum when Syria’s foreign minister announced that the country is willing to "declare" its chemical arsenal and join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, according to ABC’s DANA HUGHES, KIRIT RADIA and DEVIN DWYER. Earlier today, the Obama administration said that it has begun discussing "elements of a potential U.N. Security Council resolution" on Syria's chemical weapons with other members of the international body, including China and Russia.
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