Yesterday the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Senate approved a draft resolution to support the use of force in Syria. The document authorized a 60 days military action but it does not involve troops on Syrian soil.
The committee chose a provisional text that allows the Congress to extend an additional 30 days for military operations in Syria. This resolution would be taken into consideration in the Assembly, and it explicitly prohibits the deployment of ground troops except for rescue missions.
Meanwhile the Russian President Vladimir Putin has not ruled out military action if its proved that the regime of Bashar al-Assad employed chemical weapons against the population.
Moreover, the regime leader Rafael Correa expressed his opposition to any U.S. intervention. “We will not accept anything that is not authorized by the UN, even if it’s authorized by the UN we reserve the right to challenge that decision,” maintained Rafael Correa.
According to Correa his refusal does not defends the regime of Bashar al-Assad, he confirmed that his administration seeks to defend “elementary principles of international law.”