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    Obama: Syria disarmament could avert strike

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    US President Barack Obama has said he would consider a Russian diplomatic offer for Syria to give up its chemical weapons and that military strikes would "absolutely" be put on hold if that were to happen.

    Obama's comments came in interviews late on Monday as the US Senate decided to delay its vote on military action - capping a day of shifting positions from within the administration and on Capitol Hill.