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Obama wants UN to hear Russia’s plan for Syrian chemical weapons

Published time: September 10, 2013 15:03
Reuters / Carlo Allegri

Reuters / Carlo Allegri

The Associated Press is reporting that United States President Barack Obama has agreed to discuss with the UN a Russian proposal that will require Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to relinquish his stockpile of chemical weapons.

A White House official has told the AP that the Obama administration will let the Russian-brokered deal be heard by the United Nations. The compromise would require Assad’s regime to surrender a stockpile of chemical weapons that the US says the Syrian leader used to kill more than 1,400 people outside of Damascus on August 21.

According to the AP, Pres. Obama spokes with French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron early Tuesday before agreeing to take the proposal to the UN Security Council.

The news comes only hours after Syrians Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem told NBC News that he hoped the compromise would allow for a "peaceful solution" that would "put an end to the war."

A US House panel is discussing the use of military force against Syria Tuesday morning, one day after Obama administration officials said they would continue to press lawmakers to authorize a strike despite news of a possible negotiation. According to the AP, however, the White House now believes a compromise could halt a strike.

Upon news of a possible UN hearing, Rep. Rob Andrew (D-New Jersey) said before the House, “I think there is broad support to try to make that happen.”

Pres. Obama will speak to the world later in the day with an address from the White House scheduled for 9 p.m. Washington-time.

Comments (29)


sumjaa 12.09.2013 05:05

John 8:44 :- You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Good God you know everything !!!!. Give some brain to OBAMA.


Vernon Yost 11.09.2013 17:28

After Hilary Clinton, Susan Rice, And now Samantha Power, I am under the persuasion that the UNSC should be a all men club.


Monte Kombi 11.09.2013 13:44

Maria Perez 10.09.2013 17:51

and what about de UNO commision? what happened whith its report about who used chemichal weapons ? or these "actors" are no more suitable for the sionist´s script? It is incredible. The "good gays" want to punish assad because of using chemical weapons but don´t want to hear if they really did.


Ev erybody knows Assad didn't use CWs. Everybody knows it was Obama behind it.

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