On Saturday, it was announced that Russia and the United States have reached an agreement regarding chemical weapons in Syria.
Following a meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Switzerland, the two officials have formulated a plan in which Syrian officials must submit a complete catalog of the country’s chemical weapons within a week. International inspectors will be present sometime by November.
Kerry still remains elusive when questioned about the potential use of force against the country, saying that such a response “might be for circumstances we don’t even know yet.” He also asserted that “the president … wants to find a diplomatic solution.” While the State Department last week called Kerry’s hint of a chemical weapon handover solution a mere “rhetorical argument,” the secretary of state maintains that he knew what he was doing from the beginning, claiming that he knew “it wasn’t possible and he [Assad] won’t do it, even as I hoped it would be possible and wanted him to do it.”
Written by Chris Bacavis