U.S. president says his administration is skeptically exploring Russia's proposal to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control; adds he doesn't foresee Congress vote on strike in 'immediate future.'
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Syria welcomes Russian proposal to place chemical weapons arsenal under international control; U.S. says inaction in Syria will send wrong message to Iran, North Korea.
As U.S. Presses for Strike Syria Welcomes Russia's Proposal to Relinquish Control of Chemical Weapons
Russia's foreign minister had suggested Assad surrender chemical arsenal to international control, a move Moscow believes can avert a U.S. strike against Syria.
Speaking at a counter-terrorism summit in Israel, Ahmed says that unless Islamism is confronted, 'we will only see a region with pseudo-democracies.'
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U.S. Secretary of State says control of chemical weapons in Syria is restricted to only three people, including Assad; Syria and Russia FMs meet in Moscow, urge U.S. against strike.
White House Makes Case to Punish Assad Obama Launching PR Blitz to Convince Americans to Back Syria Strike
U.S. president to make prime-time speech on Syria from the White House on Tuesday; Obama to give six interviews on Monday ahead of speech; Assad denies use of chemical weapons in TV interview.
The plan, which will be discussed by Putin and the Iranian FM on Monday, moots democratic transition in stages and expedited elections without Assad.
It's become much harder now for Iran to smuggle weapons to Hamas, says defense official Amos Gilad.
John Kerry in response: 'The evidence speaks for itself.' U.S. will ignite a fire across the Middle East if it attacks Syria, says new Iranian foreign minister.