Update: It was announced that President Obama will address the Nation on TUESDAY Live on LNC LIVE STREAM for News and Live Events.
President Barack Obama said Friday he’s encouraged by talks with foreign leaders over how to respond to chemical weapons use in Syria and to make his case to the American people in an address Tuesday night.
Obama told reporters at the end of a two-day Group of 20 economic summit that he and other leaders had had a “full airing of views on the issue” and there was a growing recognition that “the world cannot stand idly by.”
He underlined the gravity of the situation.
“As I said last night, I was elected to end wars, not start them,” he was reported saying. “But what I also know is there are times where we have to make hard choices if we are going to stand up for the things we care about. And I believe that this is one of those times.”