Syria Agreement Reached Between US and Russia

Syria Agreement Reached Between US and Russia

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

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