Saturday, September 14, 2013

America, Russia Agree on Syrian Chemical Weapons Deal

Russia and the United States put aside bitter differences over Syria to strike a deal on Saturday September 14 2013. that by removing President Bashar al-Assad's chemical arsenal may avert U.S. military action against him.

After three days of talks in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov demanded Assad account for his secret stockpile within a week and let international inspectors eliminate all the weapons by the middle of next year

President Obama touted the possibility for a diplomatic solution in Syria in his weekly address to the American people but added the U.S. will keep up the threat of military action. "We will maintain our military posture in the region to keep the pressure on the Assad regime," Obama said in his weekly internet address. "And if diplomacy fails, the United States and the international community must remain prepared to act," Obama said.

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