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Hollande Pushed to Join U.S., U.K. in Taking Syria to Lawmakers

President Francois Hollande faces increasing pressure to give France’s National Assembly a say in his Syrian policy as the U.S. Congress prepares to vote on approving a military strike against the Middle Eastern country.

President Barack Obama phoned Hollande yesterday to explain his decision to seek congressional authorization to strike the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad after the alleged use of chemical weapons in that nation’s civil war, a spokeswoman for the French president’s office said yesterday.