BREAKING: The Syrian government agrees to Russia’s proposal to hand its chemical arsenal over to international control in a bid to avert a possible strike by the US-led coalition, Interfax reported citing the Syrian Foreign Minister.
“Yesterday [Monday] we held a round of very fruitful negotiations with Russian Foreign MinisterSergey Lavrov and he put forward an initiative regarding chemical weapons. Already in the evening we accepted Russia’s initiative,” Walid Muallem said.
He stressed that the agreement is designed to “pull the rug from under the feet of American aggression.”
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