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Obama gets Swedish support on Syria

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Obama is under pressure to get international statements of support for his proposed strike during this week's visit to Sweden and Russia for the G-20 summit. The administration has ruled out seeking a U.N. Security Council resolution for action because of Russia and China's near-certain veto.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has no plans to ask Parliament for a second vote to authorize military action after a humiliating defeat there last week.

Canada and Italy also have ruled out intervention.

And French President François Hollande said he would lobby support among the G-20 after speaking separately with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said France would not act alone if the U.S. did not move forward.

During his visit to St. Petersburg for the G-20, Obama is expected to meet one-on-one with Hollande, President Xi Jinping of China and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The dearth of international support has further unnerved an already skittish Congress. Lawmakers will likely vote next week on what is shaping up to be the most momentous foreign policy decision in a decade.

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