Syria

Russia Urges Syria to Put Chemical Weapons Under International Control

Trying to de-escalate

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Russia has urged Syria to put its chemical weapons under international control, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters Monday.

"We have passed our offer to (Syrian Foreign Minister Walid) Al-Muallem and hope to receive [a] fast and positive answer," Sergey Lavrov said,according to RT.com, the Russian news agency, and the Associated Press.