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Obama pursues diplomatic path on Syria with caution

President Obama pledged to pursue a diplomatic initiative with Russia in an attempt to resolve the impasse over Syria in a televised address on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The US president has cited the Russian-backed disarmament plan as a reason for postponing a congressional vote to authorise the use of force in Syria. Obama said there were “encouraging signs” of a political resolution “without the use of force,” though he voiced scepticism and ordered…

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