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Syria Accepts Russian Proposal To Surrender Chemical Weapons, Foreign Minister Says
Sep 10, 2013
The Associated Press reports Syria's Foreign Minister has said his country has accepted a Russian proposal to relinquish control of its chemical arms stores:
On Monday, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem stated that his country welcomed the Russian proposal, which called for Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control and for the weapons to be destroyed.
No time frame or further details were given about the proposal. It remained unclear whether Syria was making genuine strides toward resolving the conflict that began in March 2011, or if the proposal was a ploy by Syrian President Bashar Assad to buy more time in the face of a potential U.S. strike.
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BREAKING NEWS: Russia will propose a U.N. draft declaration backing an initiative to put Syrian chemical weapons under international control, the Russian Foreign Ministry said today. http://on.cnn.com/18S7Xst
BREAKING NEWS: Syria says it is ready to disclose the location of chemical weapons, halt production, and show its facilities to representatives of Russia, the United Nations, and other states, Russia's Interfax news agency reports today. http://on.cnn.com/18SctXR