US reaches deal with Russia on chemical weapons in Syria
Washington D.C. (WSYR-TV) - The United States and Russia have agreed to a framework to take control of Syria's stash of chemical weapons.
ABC News is reporting that Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Geneva that the process of transferring the weapon stockpile to international control will happen "in the soonest and safest manner".
The news broke early Saturday morning after Kerry spent hours meeting with Russian leaders.
Syria will have one week to announce the location and size of its chemical weapons. Inspectors would arrive in the country by November.
The size of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's stockpile has been a matter of speculation with U.S. estimates as high as 1,000 tons.
President Obama had threatened U.S. military strikes against Syria after reports that President al-Assad led a chemical weapons attack near Damascus on August 21, killing more than 1,000 Syrians.
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