US-Russia reach landmark deal on destruction of Syria chemical weapons arsenal

RT:
Russia and the United States reached a deal on a framework that will see the destruction or removal of Syria’s chemical weapons by mid- 2014. Under the plan, the Assad government has one week to hand over an inventory of its chemical weapons arsenal.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry announced the plan on putting an end to Syria’s chemical weapons program following their third day of negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Kerry outlined several points of the plan, which would see the “rapid assumption of control by the international community” of Syria’s chemical weapons. He further stressed US-Russia commitment to the complete destruction of not only of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, but also its production and refinement capabilities.

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Categories: Arab World, Asia, Israel, Russia, Syria

1 reply

  1. The main reason why the US agreed to this deal was that President Barack Hussain Obama would not have gotten the votes that he needed in congress to launch a military strike. He may look not that good now, but still better then if he would have gone ahead with the vote and lost.

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