Report: Syria Accepts Russia Arms Proposal

Posted September 10, 2013 at 7:51am

USA Today reports that “the Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal to turn over its chemical weapons to international control, Syria’s foreign minister said Tuesday in a statement, the Russian news agency Interfax reports.”

“‘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,’ Walid Muallem said, according to the Russian news agency and RT.com.”

“The statement 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 Arab League also announced that it would back the Russian proposal, AFP reports.”