Abe to monitor U.S. Congress decision on Syria
Kyodo -- Sep 02
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday he will closely monitor how the U.S. Congress will react to President Barack Obama's decision to ask it to support a military strike punishing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons.

"I took President Obama's announcement as the expression of his grave determination," Abe told reporters in Chiba Prefecture. "I will closely watch the process in the U.S. Congress."

Japan "will continue to closely cooperate with the United State and international community in collecting and analyzing information" on Syria, he also said. "We will work to ensure even a little improvement" in the situation.

Source: Kyodo
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