Syria

Syrian Foreign Minister Says Country Accepts Russia's Proposal on Turning Over Control of Chemical Weapons

Obama apparatchiks trying to take credit for diplomatic breakthrough

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Syria's foreign minister said Tuesday his government has accepted a Russian proposal to turn over control of its chemical weapons, potentially opening the door to defusing a stand-off with the United States as President Obama indicates he's willing to give the "diplomatic track" a try. 

According to the Associated Press, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Tuesday after meeting with the Russian parliament speaker that his government quickly agreed to the Russian initiative to "derail the U.S. aggression." 

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