The White House will continue convincing Congress to approve military action against Syria, despite the proposal of the Russian Federation to transfer Syrian chemical weapons under international control, which has already been accepted by the Syrian authorities, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Mondya, RIA Novosti reported.
"Being involved in the discussions with Russia , we continue working with the Congress ," - Carney said, responding to a reporter's question whether the White House would agree to delay the operation because of Russian proposal.
"There is a statement by the Russian Foreign Minister and the response of Syrian Foreign Minister. We are going to study them and communicate with Russis and others on this subject, but we must continue putting pressure on Assad's regime and threaten with military actions, as this threat has led to this proposal. I think it's obvious to everyone who has been watching us", Carney said.
U.S. President Barack Obama has demanded permission of Congress to conduct a military operation against Syria in retaliation for the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities on August 21.
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