President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly today, announcing during his speech that America will send another $340 million in aid to Syria.
The aid will go toward humanitarian efforts in Syria.
The money will "help people survive," he said, but only a truce can begin to bring peace to that war-torn country.
He dismissed the Russian contention that rebels may have launched a chemical weapons attack in Syria August 21.
And the President said U.S. policy in the Middle East will center on two major factors: Iran's nuclear weapons program, and Arab-Israeli relations.
He pointed out that the US depends on the region for oil, and will battle instability and terrorism, which threaten that supply.
President Obama also said he's directing US Secretary of State John Kerry to pursue a nuclear non-proliferation deal with Iran.