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Syria Agrees to Russian Chemical Weapon Plan

Syria Agrees to Russian Chemical Weapon Plan

MOSCOW, Russia (970 WFLA/AP)- Syria says it has accepted Russia's proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for subsequent dismantling.
 
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moallem said Tuesday after meeting with Russian parliament speaker that his government quickly agreed to the Russian initiative to ``derail the U.S. aggression.''
 
Meanwhile, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia is now working with Syria to prepare a detailed plan of action, which will be presented shortly.
 
Lavrov said that Russia will then be ready to finalize the plan together with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons.
 
President Barack Obama said Monday the Russian proposal could be ``potentially a significant breakthrough,'' but he remained skeptical that syria would follow through.

 

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