Deal reached on Syria

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Deal reached on plan to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons: Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday said the U.S. and Russia had reached a deal outlining how the international community plans to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. Syria must hand over a “comprehensive listing” of its chemical weapons stockpiles within a week to ensure their elimination in the “soonest and safest manner,” Kerry said during a press conference Saturday. The Assad regime must also allow United Nations inspectors on the ground no later than November. “There can be no games, no room for avoidance, or anything less than full compliance by the Assad regime,” Kerry said. If Syria fails to comply, the Assad regime could then face punitive action from the UN Security Council, Kerry said.

John McCain, Lindsey Graham Criticize Syria Deal: ‘An Act Of Provocative Weakness’: Two Republican senators who are among President Barack Obama’s sharpest foreign policy critics on Saturday blasted a Syrian chemical weapons agreement as “an act of provocative weakness” by America that will embolden enemies such as Iran as it continues its push for a nuclear weapon.

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