Sergey Lavrov

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem gives a press conference with his Russian counterpart on Sept. 9, 2013 following a meeting in Moscow. (credit: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Foreign Minister: Accepting Russia’s Proposal Pulls ‘The Rug From Under The Feet Of American Aggression’

The Syrian government said Tuesday it will accept a Russian proposal to surrender control of its chemical weapons to the international community.

09/10/2013

"Syria welcomes the Russian proposal out of concern for the lives of the Syrian people, the security of our country and because it believes in the wisdom of the Russian leadership that seeks to avert American aggression against our people," al-Moallem said during a visit to Moscow, where he met with Lavrov. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria Welcomes Russian Weapon Proposal ‘To Avert American Aggression Against Our People’

The State Department said Monday it would take a “hard look” at a proposal for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control to avoid a military strike, but voiced skepticism that Syria would carry out such a plan.

09/09/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is not looking for a confrontation with Russia, where admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden is believed to be hiding. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry Downplays Russian Confrontation, Labels Snowden ‘Fugitive From Justice’

Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is not looking for a confrontation with Russia, where admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden is believed to be hiding.

06/25/2013

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a joint press conference with Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad on Oct. 4, 2012. (credit: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Foreign Minister: ‘Iran Doesn’t Intend To Attack Israel’ With Nukes

Russia’s foreign minister looked to reassure Israel Thursday that Iran would never attack the Jewish state.

10/11/2012

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