WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's prepared to move forward on a "serious plan" for Syria's chemical weapons but adds that the world must stand ready to act if diplomacy fails.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says poison gas cannot become the new weapon of choice for tyrants and terrorists.
Obama blames Syria for an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack the U.S. maintains killed more than 1,400 people, including children. He threatened a military strike in response but now is awaiting the outcome of negotiations between the U.S. and Russia after Syria agreed to a Russian proposal to turn over the weapons stockpile.
In the Republican address, Tennessee Rep. Diane Black urges the Senate to pass a bill to prevent fraud and abuse in Obama's health care law.
Obama's address: http://www.whitehouse.gov
Republican address: http://www.gop.gov
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