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Obama postpones vote on military action against Syria

11 September 2013 Last updated at 21:57 BST

President Obama has given a televised address setting out the case for military action against the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical weapons.

He said he had asked Congress to postpone a vote authorising the use of force to give diplomacy a chance.

Russia, Syria's staunch ally, has handed over its plan to America.

As negotiations continue, a United Nations report says all sides in Syria have committed war crimes.

James Robbins reports.