What appeared to be imminent U.S. military action against Syria will have to wait - at least for another week.
Now that U.S. President Barack Obama is asking for Congress' approval before launching strikes, he must wait until at least September 9, when lawmakers come back from recess.
In the meantime, he's getting heaps of criticism from both sides of the debate around the world.
"We can't understand how you can promise to help those who are being slaughtered every day in the hundreds, giving them false hope, then change your mind and say let's wait and see," said the Syrian National Coalition, a key group of Syrian dissidents.
But Iran, a staunch supporter of the Syrian regime, warned the United States will pay a price if it strikes Syria.FULL STORY