How much does President Obama want international support for his Syria plans? So much that the White House apparently rescheduled a bilateral meeting with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after initially rebuffing the Japanese leader.

Obama met with Abe on Thursday in St. Petersburg, Russia, where both are attending the G-20 economic summit. But, according to a source with knowledge of the planning, the White House initially had told Japanese officials that Obama would not have time to meet with Abe, who is leaving the summit early to head to Argentina to make a pitch for Japan to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.