WASHINGTON — Russian members of parliament want to fly to Washington, D.C. to influence upcoming U.S. Congress votes on whether to intervene in Syria or not.
Now lawmakers want to go to the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. to caution American lawmakers from involving American military might into the Syrian civil war. This comes at a time where the United Nations is urging caution and has a team investigating the use of chemical weapons. China wants the U.N. and the West to wait until the team’s findings are published.
Barack Obama drew a “red line” of chemical weapons use by Assad and waffled for weeks on whether to intervene in the Syrian civil war. He has since retracted his statements when polls said Americans want Congress’s approval first before any intervention.
Now Saudi Arabia and Israel, who are longtime U.S. allies in the region, are temporarily allying with one another in order to protect each other if the Syrian civil war escalates any further.