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Damascus agrees to cede chemical weapons to intl control – Syria FM

 Yesterday [Monday] we held a round of very fruitful negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and he put forward an initiative regarding chemical weapons. Already in the evening we accepted Russia’s initiative,” Walid Muallem said. 

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He stressed that the agreement is designed to “pull the rug from under the feet of American aggression.”

It follows as Russia proposed to Syrian authorities that they put their chemical weapons under international control and then allow their further destruction. This would be a condition to avoid military involvement in the country as the US Congress was expected to vote on whether to give a green light for a strike after President Obama suggested "limited military action". 

In response to Russia’s proposal, Barack Obama said he “would consider this a modestly positive development" and he was willing to “absolutely” put on pause a military strike on Syria if Bashar Assad accepts the offer.

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