Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal to turn over its
chemical weapons to international control to avoid a military
confrontation with the United States, Syria's foreign minister said
"Yesterday [Monday] we held a round of very
fruitful negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and he
put forward an initiative regarding chemical weapons. Already in the
evening we accepted Russia's initiative," Foreign Minister Walid Muallem
said after meeting with the speaker of the Russian parliament.
Muallem said Damascus accepted the Russian initiative to "derail the U.S. aggression."
The report was initially carried by the Russian news agency Interfax.
Lavrov said that Russia is now working with Syria to prepare a detailed
plan of action, which will be presented shortly.
said Moscow 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 Obama has
threatened to use U.S. military action against Syria in response to an
alleged chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,400 people in a
Damascus suburb. Syria has denied the charge.
latest developments came as France said it would put before the United
Nations Security Council a resolution appealing to the regime of Syrian
President Bashar Assad to make public the details of its chemical
weapons program. The announcement was made in Paris by French Foreign
Minister Laurent Fabius.
It was not immediately clear
whether the terms of an agreement accepted by Syria would track with the
French proposal, but it was a sign of further diplomatic progress on
Fabius said the terms of the resolution will call for
an "extremely serious" response were Syria to violate the conditions set
by the resolution. He said the process — under Chapter 7 of the U.N.
charter — will start later Tuesday.
France is a permanent member
of the Security Council. The other permanent members are the United
States, United Kingdom, China and Russia. Permanent members have the
power to veto resolutions.
The Arab League also announced that it would back the Russian proposal, AFP reports.
I don't think this will pacify the U.S. or ease tension.
DAMN!!!! Lets recap... President decides that Syria is responsible for using chemical weapons so he decides that military force might be necessary ... Warmongers are encouraging him to shoot first and ask questions last ... He decides to follow the constitution and get Congress involved, which hasn't been done in like 40 something years ... While waiting behind the scenes Him and Putin negotiate a deal to have Syria turn over their CW's???? word?? WOWWWW!! Talk about diplomacy
After reading the Dictators Handbook, this makes since for Assad cause he doesn't give 2 sh*ts about anything but staying in power and paying off his small coalition (the army) ... and this will happen as long as Russia is sponsoring him. Dictators ONLY care about their own personal political survival and since Syria isn't bathing in overwhelming natural resources ... money is tight without Russian financial aid.
Lets see how this plays out.
The Associated Press reports Syria's Foreign Minister has said his country has accepted a Russian proposal to relinquish control of its chemical arms stores:
No time frame or further details were given about the proposal. It remained unclear whether Syria was making genuine strides toward a diplomatic resolution to the conflict that began in March 2011, or if the proposal was a ploy by Syrian President Bashar Assad to buy more time in the face of a potential U.S. strike.
More from AP:
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria said Tuesday 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."
Al-Moallem added that Syria did so to "uproot U.S. aggression."
His statement sounded more definitive than his remarks Monday, when he said that Damascus welcomed Russia's initiative.
Meanwhile, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday 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.
So the US really won't do sh*t after all, people in non oil rich countries still suffering, the end times are not near, no one will get impeached and miley cyrus is still shaking her coccyx and pretending it is twerking.
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