Obama Puts Off Military Action in Syria

The president's decision has sparked heated debate around the globe.
1:17 | 09/02/13

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Josh, from the battle in on the grupdz there how is the president's stunning move playing there and across the rest of the middle east? Abc's chief foreign corespondent terry moran has the latest. Terry, good morning. Reporter: Good morning. After one day of astonishment, there is today really a drop, a dramatic drop in the level of tension in this region, like a change in the weather almost. The reservists in israel who had been called up have been told to stand down for now. The bread line and bakeries are open once again in damascus and the syrian government is right back at it hurling insults at washington saying that should a military strike come eventually, that would be tan that mount to the united states cooperating with al qaeda. There are jihadist fighters opposing president bashar al assad and it is the progression of the syrian government that all of the rebel forces are terrorists so they say the united states will side with al qaeda but generally here things have gone back to normal if there is such a thing as normal. Russia has said it does not believe the evidence that the united states has offered to prove its charges. Russia, a key ally with syria. Thanks for that. We turn to long distance

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