Monday, September 09, 2013

Did Kerry Inspire Russian Proposal to End Syria Standoff?

Russia's proposal to Syria to end the chemical weapons standoff by handing the weapons over to international authorities might have been inspired by an offhand remark by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Foreign Confidential analysts say it's also possible that Kerry deliberately referred to the possibility of transferring the weapons in order to signal Russia and Syria, or to boost a secret U.S. proposal that had already been made to Moscow and Damascus.