Russia proposes Syria chemical weapons deal to avert U.S. strike




 
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September 9th, 2013  
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Topic: Russia proposes Syria chemical weapons deal to avert U.S. strike


By Stephen Kalin and Arshad Mohammed BEIRUT/LONDON (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama struggled to rally Congress and the American people behind military action in Syria, Russia seized on a remark by his secretary of state on Monday to say Damascus should save itself by handing over its chemical weapons. John Kerry was quick to dismiss as hypothetical his own comment that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avert U.S. strikes by surrendering his chemical arsenal to international control. ...




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