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US and Russia reach initial agreement Syrian chemical weapons, but rebels reject it

21st Century Wire says…

Terrorist Front: US-backed FSA ‘General’ Sam Idriss.

The good news is that Kerry accepted Russia’s international-backed diplomatic plan to secure Syria’s chemical weapons. Facing international condemnation as a war hawk, Kerry had little choice but to accept a reasonable plan championed by Moscow.

The bad news: Washington, London and Paris’s now wonderfully armed rebel faction in Syria has rejected the plan as ‘unacceptable’ because it doesn’t punish Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

Speaking from a televised press conference in Istanbul, Free Syrian Army ‘moderate’ rebel commander Gen. Salim Idriss (photo left) began to throw a tantrum, crying:

“What about the murderer Bashar who gave the order? Should we forget him?” he said. “We feel let down by the international community. We don’t have any hope.”

Here we see the true colours of the violent insurgent opposition in Syria, who are not interested in any diplomatic solution to this US-backed war.

Eventually, terror architects in Washington, London, Paris, Riyadh, and Doha, will have to answer for their sins of arming and backing a violent opposition in Syria…

Anne Gearan, Loveday Morris, Colum Lynch and Karen DeYoung
Washington Post

GENEVA — 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 place by November, with destruction to begin next year.

Senior administration officials had said Friday the Obama administration would not press for U.N. authorization to use force against Syria if it reneges on any agreement to give up its chemical weapons.

(Read the framwork of the agreement)

The Russians had made clear in talks here between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Kerry that the negotiations could not proceed under the threat of a U.N. resolution authorizing a military strike. Russia also wanted assurances that a resolution would not refer Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the International Criminal Court for possible war-crimes prosecution.

President Obama had said that the unilateral U.S. use of force against Syria for a chemical attack last month remains on the table. But consideration of that action, already under challenge by a skeptical Congress, has been put on hold pending the outcome of these Geneva talks.

The discussions in Geneva began this week following a Russian proposal Monday, quickly agreed to by Assad, to place Syria’s chemical arsenal under international control and eventually destroy it.

Speaking at a televised press conference in Istanbul, Syrian rebel commander Gen. Salim Idriss reiterated his rejection of the Russian initiative, saying that it effectively leaves Assad unpunished for the Aug. 21 chemical attack…

Continue this article at Washington Post

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