Syria crisis: Public reactions to possible military action
11 September 2013 Last updated at 13:30 BST
President Obama says he will pursue diplomatic efforts to remove Syria's chemical weapons but maintain military pressure on Damascus.
But what do ordinary people in the region as well as in the US think about the possibility of military action against Syria?
BBC News asked people in the Middle East to share their views.
These interviews were conducted on 6 September and 7 September in Turkey, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.