US President Barack Obama war on Syria NBC interview
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Full interview NBC news- President Barack Obama on war on Syria Obama on the fence about Syria strike without Congress' approval President Barack Obama on Syria Obama: Not sure I'll order Syria strike without Congress. President Obama said Monday that he has not decided whether he will order a strike on Syria without Congressional support — and he's not certain he'll win the vote on a resolution to authorize military action. "I'm taking this vote in Congress and what the American people are saying very seriously," Obama told NBC News' Savannah Guthrie. "I knew by bringing this to Congress there was a risk that the American people just could not arrive at a consensus even around a limited strike," he added. "It's my belief that for me, the president, to act without consensus in a situation where there's not a direct, imminent threat to the homeland or our interests around the world, that that's not the kind of precedent I want to set," he continued. Washington (CNN) -- Russia's proposal for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control was a "potentially positive development," but could be a stall tactic, President Barack Obama told CNN on Monday. "We're going to run this to ground," Obama said in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, adding that the United States will work with Syrian ally Russia and the international community "to see if we can arrive at something that is enforceable and serious."