President Vladimir Putin endorsed the government’s plan to send a parliamentary delegation to the United States in an effort to talk with Congress about Syrian intervention.
According to the Agence France-Press:
“The initiative is very timely and correct,” Putin told speaker of Russia’s upper house of parliament Valentina Matviyenko and speaker of the lower house of parliament Sergei Naryshkin.
“Holding direct dialogue with the US parliament on the Syrian problem” will be a significant contribution to Russian-American relations, Putin said.
The carefully choreographed Kremlin meeting comes after US President Barack Obama stunned the world on Saturday by delaying military action against Syria and saying he would seek authorisation from the Congress.