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Russia Claims Syria Will Destroy Chemical Weapons Soon

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | World

MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Russia said its ally Syria would soon ship more chemical weapons abroad for destruction after being accused of drag...

Why Assad Will Win

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Now, after more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more uprooted from their homes or taking refuge in Turkey and Jordan, the muddled situation is becoming clearer.

Russia Pledges To Help Guard Syria's Chemical Weapons Sites

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Russia is ready to help guard Syria's chemical weapons sites when President Bashar al-Assad's chemical arms stockpiles a...

Lawmakers Debate Deal On Syria Chemical Weapons

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers assessing the agreement on Syria's chemical weapons argued Sunday about whether President Barack Obama was outfoxed by the Rus...

Kerry To Assess Russian Proposal On Syria Weapons

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

BY MATTHEW LEE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his team opened two days of meetings with their Russian...

White House: Russia 'Prestige On The Line'

AP | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE AND NANCY BENAC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The White House tried Wednesday to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic op...

Christina Wilkie

Kerry To Meet With Henry Kissinger As Russia/Syria Deal Looms | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry will spend much of Wednesday meeting with senior members of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, as he a...

Sam Stein

Dem Hears Russian Ambassador's 'Very Serious' Message About Syria | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) reached out to the Russian embassy Monday morning to express interest in seeing what intelligence it h...

John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister To Meet On Syria

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A State Department official says President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State John Kerry to Switzerland this week to discuss a p...

John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister To Meet On Syria

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

BY MATTHEW LEE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official says President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State John...

Russia 'Not Enthusiastic' About Syria Chemical Weapons Resolution

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

PARIS, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Russia is not keen at this stage for a binding U.N. Security Council resolution that would provide a framework to control...

Obama Agrees To U.N. Discussion Of Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from R...

Jay Carney Reacts To Syrian Chemical Weapons Compromise Proposal

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney hailed a proposal floated by Secretary of State John Kerry and embraced by Russian and Syrian officials to put ...

McCain Sounds Off On Syria Compromise

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain says the United States has no choice but to allow time for a new diplomatic offensive on Syria to "play out," even thou...

Christina Wilkie

U.S. Will 'Take A Hard Look' At Proposal For Syria's Chemical Stockpile | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials on Monday said the U.S. would "take a hard look" at an emerging proposal to place the Assad regime's stoc...

State: US Will Take 'Hard Look' At Russian Proposal

AP | MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday...

Luke Johnson

Grayson Backs Kerry Proposal | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A peaceful path out of the Syrian impasse began to emerge Monday, as support builds for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal th...

Russia To Push Syria To Surrender Chemical Weapons

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Syria on Monday quickly welcomed a call from Russia, its close ally, to place Syrian chemical arsenals under international control, the...

Russia Presses UN Atomic Agency Over Syria War

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

VIENNA — Diplomats say that Russia is pressing the U.N. atomic agency to report on the nuclear risk of air strikes on Syria in efforts to stave ...

Russia Accuses Syrian Rebels Of Using Chemical Weapons

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 09.08.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a ...

Russia: Syria Chemical Weapons Evidence Not Good Enough

AP | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's foreign minister said Saturday that the evidence put forth by the United States of chemical weapons use in Syria apparently do...

Russia Disputes U.S. Claims On Chemical Weapons In Syria

AP | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser says Moscow is not convinced with Washington's claim that Syrian regime had used chemical...

Russia Compares Syria Chemical Weapons Probe To WMD Search In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

By Megan Davies and Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, April 6 (Reuters) - Russia criticised Western moves to expand a planned United Nations pro...

Sarin Over Aleppo

Jonathan R. Hunt | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Jonathan R. Hunt

Revelations that the Russian Foreign Minister and Hillary Clinton agreed that Washington would refrain from intervening in Syria if Russia secured Bashar Assad's chemical weapons demonstrated how compromise unavoidably attends American efforts to spread humanitarian ideals globally.