Syria has accepted Russia’s offer to cede control over its chemical weapons in order to avoid an attack by the United States, according to the Associated Press.
From the piece:
Syria said Tuesday it has accepted Russia’s proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for subsequent dismantling.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Tuesday after meeting with Russian parliament speaker that his government quickly “agreed to the Russian initiative.”
Al-Moallem added that Syria did so to “uproot U.S. aggression.”
The decision, along with a move by France to bring the matter to the United Nations, presents huge new complications for President Obama’s push to bomb Syria, possibly as early as next week.
Suddenly, with a single unplanned statement by Secretary of State Kerry, the whole Syria strategy has been removed from control by the United States and placed in the hands of the Russians and the Syrians.
Now we’ll get started on weeks or months or procedures to remove the weapons – the ones that aren’t hidden in some 13th-century mosque in Aleppo, at least.
Nice work boys and girls!