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Russians want to fly to D.C. to Lobby Congress on Syria Vote

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.

121204_barack_obama_ap_605 [1]Reuters reported [2] that Russia has been opposed to every move [3] that the West had made to shut down the government regime run by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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 [4]. China [5] wants the U.N. and the West to wait until the team’s findings are published.

Barack Obama drew a “red line [6]” of chemical weapons use by Assad and waffled for weeks [7] on whether to intervene in the Syrian civil war. He has since retracted his statements [8] 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 [8] in order to protect each other if the Syrian civil war escalates any further.