Two neighboring nations in South America are asking the U.S. to delay plans to attack Syria, saying a unilateral strike on the country would violate international law.

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela and Donald Ramotar of Guyana told reporters after talks here Saturday that the solution to the conflict in Syria is not to bomb and kill more people. The leaders said any plan for military action against Syria should be delayed until after U.N. inspectors issue a report on their recent visit.

Maduro was making his first visit to the English-speaking republic as Venezuela's head of state,one day after both leaders attended a meeting of the Union of South American Nations, or UNASUR, in nearby Suriname.

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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