POOL -- AP CLIENTS ONLY

Washington -- September 10, 2013

1. SOUNDBITE: Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader:

Well I think what the initiative from the Russians has done is said to the president, has given the president a victory because it has, it has recognized that for two and a half years the president has used and attempted diplomacy to try to have a political solution that is happening in Syria.

2. SOUNDBITE: Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader:

What the Russians are suggesting, if it is real, and if it is serious, says that the dynamic has changed. The president has been trying for this. He's been striving to get the Syrian weapons and now the Russians are suggesting it. So I think this is a victory for President Obama, if it is real.

3. SOUNDBITE: Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader:

Let us pray that the Russian proposal is one that will avoid the use of force.