“We've done what we need to do” in Congress, Corker said. “Now it's really up to the administration and Secretary Kerry and his team to carry this through and make sure all of the details that all of us know are important are incorporated into a resolution that's binding."
And panel chairman Robert MenendezRobert MenendezThe right person for State Department is Rudy Giuliani Warren, Menendez question shakeup at Wells Fargo Democrats press Wells Fargo CEO for more answers on scandal MORE (D-N.J.) told reporters after the briefing that lawmakers' eyes are now all on the United Nations.
“The message is we look forward to the movement forward,” Menendez said, “and seeing the resolve that exists by the members of the Security Council to ensure that the outline of the agreement is actually enforceable at the end of the day.”
Some lawmakers remain unconvinced by the wisdom of calling off U.S. strikes to punish Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons last month.
Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamPentagon should have a civilian chief to give peace a chance Lawmakers eye early exit from Washington Senate passes college anti-Semitism bill MORE (R-S.C.) told reporters on Tuesday that the agreement would quickly devolve into a “game of cat-and-mouse” with the Syrians trying to hide their weapons from UN investigators.
Jeremy Herb contributed
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