News Brief 9/2/2013, Elul 27, 5773
Putin to Send Delegation to Congress over Syria Crisis
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that a parliamentary delegation will be sent to the United States to lobby the U.S. Congress to vote against a military strike on Syria. The idea was tabled by Russian lawmakers.
"The initiative is very timely and correct," Putin said as he met with the speakers of Russia's upper and lower houses of parliament.
He added: "Our American colleagues could better understand and feel what the Russian Federation's position is based on and listen to our arguments."