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U.S., Russia reach agreement on Syria weapons

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, about the situation in Syria. Kerry said chemical weapons were used in Syria, and accused Assad of destroying evidence. (Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP)
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, about the situation in Syria. Kerry said chemical weapons were used in Syria, and accused Assad of destroying evidence. (Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP)
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Updated: 9/14/2013 9:07 am
GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov say they have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons after the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.

They say some elements of the deal include a timetable and how Syria must comply - and that if Syria fails, they will seek a Security Council resolution that could authorize military action.

At a news conference Saturday, Kerry said the pair and their teams of experts had reached "a shared assessment" of the existing stockpile and that Syria must destroy all of its weapons.

Kerry said "we have committed to a standard that says, verify and verify."

The negotiations between the United States and Russia on securing Syria's chemical weapons also are considered key to a resumption of peace talks to end the Syrian civil war.
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1country - 9/15/2013 11:50 AM
1 Vote
Sad thing is, we are NOT keeper of the world !!

Realchange - 9/15/2013 4:35 AM
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Sad thing is many you would want justice if family members, especially children, were gassed or killed by execution squads. How does leaving Assad in power justify his murdering children intentionally?

1country - 9/14/2013 2:30 PM
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Meanwhile, With that being said,I'll be back from vacation in two weeks. GREAT BIG GRIN AND WAVE !! Now where is my fat butt women !!!

nativejax - 9/14/2013 1:51 PM
3 Votes
Meanwhile the phony 'PEACE' Prize recipient, OBama, still acts like a war monger and wants to waste millions we don't have, to 'just send a message' by attacking nothing or no one in particular or important, REGARDLESS that 80% of Americans DON'T want it.

Realchange - 9/14/2013 11:57 AM
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Meanwhile a dictator who intentionally killed thousands of children sacrificing him for his altar of power remains unpunished.

1country - 9/14/2013 10:54 AM
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Meanwhile syria is hiding saddam husseins weapons of mass destruction all over the country!!!!

Gunny48 - 9/14/2013 10:28 AM
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Meanwhile the CIA is still arming the "rebels"...
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