France to await US congressional decision on Syria
August 31, 2013 4:32PM
Updated: August 31, 2013 6:49PM
PARIS (AP) — A French presidential official says that France will wait for discussions in the U.S. Congress and French parliament on Syria before making a decision on military intervention.
The official said President Francois Hollande spoke with President Barack Obama Saturday and the two agreed to act together on Syria. The official was not authorized to be publicly named according to presidential policy.
France’s parliament was already planning to convene Wednesday about Syria, but Hollande does not need its permission to intervene militarily.