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September 14, 2013


U.S. and Russia Reach Deal on Syria's Chemical Weapons

The United States and Russia "have reached an agreement that calls for Syria's arsenal of chemical weapons to be removed or destroyed by the middle of 2014," the New York Times reports.

"If President Bashar al-Assad of Syria fails to comply with the agreement, the issue will be referred to the United Nations Security Council. Mr. Kerry said that any violations would then be taken up under Chapter 7 of the United Nations Charter, which authorizes punitive action. But Mr. Lavrov made clear that Russia, which wields a veto in the Security Council, had not withdrawn its objections to the use of force."














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