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U.S., Russia reach deal for seizure of Syria’s chemical weapons
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By Pat Cunningham
Sept. 14, 2013 11:05 a.m.

Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Kerry attend joint news conference after their meeting in Moscow
Snarky blogger Marie Burns says the headline right-wingers will likely put on THIS STORY will read:†”War Averted, Lives Saved, Obama Is a Weakling.”

The United States and Russia agreed Saturday on an outline for the identification and seizure of Syrian chemical weapons and said Syria must turn over an accounting of its arsenal within a week.

The agreement will be backed by a U.N. Security Council resolution that could allow for sanctions or other consequences if Syria fails to comply, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said.

Kerry said that the first international inspection of Syrian chemical weapons will take ...

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