21st Century Wire says…
In an effort to defuse Washington’s strike plan and to provide an escape hatch for the failing US President, Russia’s Putin, has stepped in to craft a careful resolution with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, to obtain chemical stockpiles before the world is sent careening towards disaster.
Fiona Hill a former national intelligence officer stated: “Putin knows that everyone wants an out, so he’s providing one.”
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, is quickly working a detailed outline on how the transfer of weapons will work. Not everyone is on board with this plan, as the US funded opposition rebels have come out against this new proposal, the same rebels who have been caught brutalizing Syrians and Christians throughout this bloody civil war.
Will Washington’s lust for blood and oil be tempered by ‘cooler‘ heads in Russia and Syria?
Here’s the AP….
Syria says it accepted Russian weapons proposal
The Associated Press
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria said Tuesday it has accepted Russia’s proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for subsequent dismantling.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Tuesday after meeting with Russian parliament speaker that his government quickly “agreed to the Russian initiative.”
Al-Moallem added that Syria did so to “uproot U.S. aggression.”
His statement sounded more definitive than his remarks Monday, when he said that Damascus welcomed Russia’s initiative.
Meanwhile, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that Russia is now working with Syria to prepare a detailed plan of action, which will be presented shortly.
Lavrov said that Russia will then be ready to finalize the plan together with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
President Barack Obama said Monday the Russian proposal could be “potentially a significant breakthrough,” but he remained skeptical that Syria would follow through.