US and Russia agree to plan to destroy Syrian chemical weapons by mid-2014

US and Russia agree to plan to destroy Syrian chemical weapons by mid-2014

After three long days of discussions in Geneva, the United States and Russia agreed to a draft framework that calls for the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons facilities and munitions by the first half of 2014. Both nations “expect Syria to submit, within a week, a comprehensive listing, including names, types, and quantities of its chemical weapons agents,” as well as details — including the locations of — the government’s production, storage, and research facilities. US Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been in negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to agree to the proposal, said at a press conference on Saturday: “If we can make this framework a success, we save lives in the region and lay the… Continue reading…

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US and Russia agree to plan to destroy Syrian chemical weapons by mid-2014

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