NORWALK - Syrian nationals living in southwestern Connecticut spoke to News 12 about the ongoing conflict in their home country and a possible impending attack by the United States.

President Barack Obama said yesterday that he plans to wait for congressional approval before he orders a strike on the civil war-torn nation.

Adib Chouikiis is a board member of the Connecticut chapter of the Swasia Foundation, which provides aid to Syrian refugees. Chouiki is in favor of United States intervention, and he says that he was disappointed to hear about the delay for a House vote.

“I think the United States has to make the decision that it is time to end the tragedy in Syria,” said Chouiki.

The United States alleges that Syria, under the Assad regime, used chemical weapons against its own people, resulting in more than 1,400 fatalities.