My FNC colleague Ed Henry has more details on President Obama’s speech tonight

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See report below from Ed…

Ed Henry: Obama will call for diplomatic pause tonight(details)

More from a second senior admin official … this confirms what we reported earlier on two-prong approach but a little more detail

Official says at today’s meetings on Hill the President “indicated a desire to pursue the diplomatic option that was put forward yesterday by the Russians, in response to the looming threat of the US military force against the Assad regime, and following on the President’s discussion with President Putin in St. Petersburg. The President said his administration would spend the days ahead pursuing this diplomatic option with the Russians and our allies at the United Nations.  In the meantime, the President said his administration would work with members of Congress on authorizing language.  Doing so will further strengthen our diplomatic efforts.”