Reid delays Syria vote after new Russia proposal, aide says
September 9th, 2013
06:46 PM ET
1 year ago

Reid delays Syria vote after new Russia proposal, aide says

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is holding off on taking steps toward a first vote on whether to authorize a military strike against Syria over alleged chemical weapons use. The decision follows Russia's proposal that Syria relinquish its chemical weapons stockpiles to international control.

An aide said that the Russia proposal is serious and fluid enough that members do not want to lock themselves into a position on Syria just yet. An initial Senate vote on the issue had been expected on Wednesday.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Tampa Tim

    The entire world is laughing at right wingnuts.

    September 9, 2013 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  2. Deb in MT

    I'm glad for the delay in voting. If the Senate has any sense at all, they'll vote to authorise a military strike on Syria, keeping pressure on Putin & Assad to surrender the CW to international control (and ultimate destruction).

    Threats of war do have a way of focusing attention on other solutions, don't they?

    September 9, 2013 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  3. JJ Camp

    OH pleeeezzzz. He delayed the vote because it was not going his way. after his nauseating
    discourse on national tv today. how could anyone believe him. Syria will be the third sovereign state Obama has dismantled for the New World Order Conspirators.

    September 9, 2013 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  4. Evergreen

    This is a solution I can support. Diplomacy works.

    September 9, 2013 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  5. Norma Vessels

    Let's pray this actually happens, that Syria does hand over ALL its chemical weapons to the International control, and later destroyed .. for the good of all mankind.

    September 9, 2013 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |