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Obama claims G20 leaders are leaning his way on Syria

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — President Barack Obama claimed a growing recognition among foreign leaders today that “the world cannot stand idly by” in the face of chemical weapons use in Syria, and said he plans to make his case to the American people in an address Tuesday night.

With Congress showing signs of reluctance to back a resolution authorizing military strikes, Obama refused to say whether he would act if he fails to win that approval.

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