Syria's FM says regime ready to cooperate fully to implement Russia's proposal to put stockpile under international control; Kerry: U.S. believes Russian plan must be endorsed by UNSC.
Syria chemical weapons
Investors on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and around the world were cheered by news that Syria accepted a Russian proposal to give up chemical weapons and win a reprieve from U.S. military strikes.
The Syrian government accepted the Kremlin's proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control to avoid a possible U.S. military strike.
Billionaire casino magnate cites concerns for American credibility throughout the world, should the U.S. fail to live up to its word on chemical weapons.
From an Israeli man granted permission by a Jerusalem court to sue Facebook, to the Syrian government accepting a Russian proposal to turnover its chemical weapons stockpike over to international hands, Haaretz brings you the top headlines from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world.
Obama is saved by a Russian bell; Moscow may grow an ambition to succeed; Assad will try to rebuild his image; Israel and its supporters risk being seen as the last warmongers standing.
The Russian-American initiative to eliminate Syria’s chemical arsenal may serve all the parties involved in the short term, but it’s unlikely to resolve the ongoing crisis.
Syrian foreign minister says the plan will be presented to other nations soon; Israeli officials skeptical, say Syria is buying time.
Only the American people are sovereign to make decisions of war and peace regarding their country’s army; Israeli decision-makers should give up any pretense of intervening.
Damascus, Washington and, of course, Moscow could all gain if Assad hands over chemical weapons and Obama holds off on attack; but what about the Syrian people?