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Report: Syria Accepts Chemical Weapons Proposal

Syria has accepted a Russian proposal aimed at averting a U.S. military strike, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported Tuesday.

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President Barack Obama meets with Secretary of State John Kerry in the Oval Office on July 29. (Credit: Chuck Kennedy / White House)

After “a very fruitful round of talks” with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday, “we agreed to the Russian initiative,” Syrian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Walid Moallem was quoted as saying.

China also said it welcomes and supports the proposal, the Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

Like Russia, China is a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council and has used its veto power to block some resolutions against Syria.

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