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Obama talks Syria in CBS News interview

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During a sitdown interview with CBS News Monday at the White House, President Barack Obama told Scott Pelley "I understand" American people are not with me on Syria strike.

Obama also tells Pelley, anchor of the CBS Evening News, he is willing to consider a deal that would avoid a U.S. military strike in Syria.

Earlier in the day, CBS This Morning broadcast the first clips from a television interview with the Syrian president in years.

The White House says more than 1,400 people died in a chemical attack last month. An estimated 400 children died.

The House and Senate convened Monday afternoon after a 5-week recess to take-up the issue.

President Obama will address the issue publicly Tuesday evening during a televised address. You can watch the presidential address on WRBL News 3 and WRBL.com starting at 9p et.

James Brierton

James joined WRBL News 3 with experience from CNN, NBC News and his own hyper-local news site. He manages the WRBL News 3 Web desk. More>>

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