A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from Russia to secure Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles.
The official says Obama discussed the proposal Tuesday with French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') and British Prime Minister David Cameron. France's foreign minister says France will float a resolution in the U.N. Security Council aimed at forcing Syria to make public its chemical weapons program, place it under international control and dismantle it.
Obama has said the proposal marks a potential breakthrough that could halt plans for a U.S. military strike, though he said the details remain unclear.
President Obama will address the nation regarding Syria on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. His remarks will be aired live on NBC3, CBS5, and CW6. We will have full coverage following his address during our 11 p.m. newscasts.
The official requested anonymity because the officials was not authorized to discuss the private conversations by name.