September 6th, 2013
12:40 PM ET

Obama: U.N. paralyzed on Syria strike

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, said they held "constructive" talks Friday on the deeply divisive issue of Syria on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Russia.

The two leaders hold opposing views over whether military action should be taken against the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical weapons on its own people.

Obama also said that because of Security Council "paralysis" on the issue, countries should be willing to act without the council's authorization.

"If we are serious about upholding a ban on chemical weapons use, then an international response is required, and that will not come through Security Council action."


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soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. chrissy

    Nope. Its not great at all.

    September 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hope

    Chrissy u always complain about people being rude, look in the mirror.

    September 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Nope its NOT hope. And im not rude until someone is rude to me. Then of course its on and poppin! And since i hadnt posted prior to your common sense post at me you wanta explain to me what you're talking about. If you in fact even know what you're talking about that is.

    September 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol, its just as i figured. Trollio foolio doing his best to cause problems!

    September 7, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Astoria Oregon

    You are incorrect chrissy.

    September 7, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    And you would know this how @ Astoria? The real Hope and i, are friends. And the blogger above posing as her, is not the real deal!

    September 8, 2013 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. ronvan

    THE UN PARAYZED? The UN is a JOKE! When countries can BLOCK any action by a mere veto, China, Russia, just because, then WHY even continue to have the UN within U.S.A. soil? Let them move to Sryia, Iran, etc.. This entire mess, and tragedy, has been completely mishandled by the POTUS and the majority of our "elected children"! Videos now a "political" tool to TRY and convince US that the U.S.A., all by itself, should strike! IF using CW's is outlawed and the rest of the world ONLY wants to yell & scream about it then WE should follow THEIR lead!

    September 8, 2013 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
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