August 20, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says international diplomatic efforts to avoid military action in Syria should be given time to play out, but the clock won't run indefinitely.
The Nevada Democrat who supports a targeted strike against Syria over chemical weapons delayed a vote on a resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use force.
On Tuesday, Nevada's Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller announced his opposition to military action.
Heller says he doesn't believe a strategic attack on Syria is in the best interest of the United States.
Obama will discuss Syria in a nationwide address Tuesday night.
The president Tuesday said he supports a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, but says airstrikes should remain on the table if diplomatic efforts fail.