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


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."