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.
President Barack Obama says he’s prepared to move forward on a “serious plan” for Syria’s chemical weapons but adds that the world must stand ready to act if diplomacy fails.
Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government’s plan to turn its chemical weapons over to Russia is not in fear of a military strike from the United States.
The White House tried Wednesday to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic option to secure Syria’s chemical weapons on Russia rather than the United States as Secretary of State John Kerry headed for Geneva to work on a Russian proposal for international inspectors to seize and destroy the deadly stockpile.
Sawsan Jabri and Osama Siblani represent the advancement of the Arab community in the Detroit area: Jabri is a doctor from Syria who teaches microbiology at several community colleges, and Siblani came from Lebanon to be an engineer and now publishes the influential Arab-American News.
Sen. John McCain says the cause of rebels fighting Syria’s President Bashar Assad has been obscured in the rapid-fire military and diplomatic events following a chemical weapons attack near Damascus.
As President Barack Obama made the case Tuesday night for possible U.S. military intervention in Syria, he addressed a public hardened by the lessons of past wars, murky on the details of the current crisis and fearful of what another conflict abroad would mean for America.
Senior congressional aides say a bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative measure to a resolution authorizing U.S. military force against Syria.
On Monday evening, President Barack Obama sat down for an interview with CBS Evening News correspondent Scott Pelley, during which he addressed questions regarding a proposed strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the reported use of chemical weapons against rebel factions in Damascus.
Clinton: It ‘Would Be An Important Step’ If Assad Regime Surrendered Chemical Weapons To International Community
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is backing President Barack Obama’s call for a limited military strike against Syria.