BEIRUT (AP) - A high-ranking Syrian official has welcomed the U.S.-Russian agreement to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, calling it a "victory" for Damascus. The comments Sunday from Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar to Russian state news
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration's approach to Syria's chemical weapons should show Iran that there's the potential for diplomatic solutions to arms standoffs.
But he says Iran shouldn't assume that his preference for diplomacy means the U.S. won'
By RYAN LUCAS and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - A high-ranking Syrian official called the U.S.-Russian agreement on securing Syria's chemical weapons a "victory" for President Bashar Assad's regime, but the U.S. warned Sunday "the threat of force is real" if Damascus fails to
By THOMAS BEAUMONT and CATHERINE LUCEYAssociated Press
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to a decidedly anti-war audience in Iowa on Sunday, played down the Obama administration's pledge to use military force to rid Syria of chemical weapons.
Biden, weighing a run for
By LIBBY QUAIDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers assessing the agreement on Syria's chemical weapons argued Sunday about whether President Barack Obama was outfoxed by the Russians and had lost leverage in trying to end the civil war, or whether his threat of military action propelled
By MATTHEW LEEAP Diplomatic Writer
JERUSALEM (AP) - A day after sealing a deal with Russia on securing Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the agreement.
Netanyahu says Israel hopes the plan
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - 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
By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is heading into the belly of Democrats' anti-war opposition, venturing into a politically influential heartland state for the first time since President Barack Obama publicly endorsed a possible military strike
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - Here's what it took to produce Saturday's U.S.-Russian deal on Syria's chemical weapons: three days of intense, tough, round-the-clock negotiating spurred by an abrupt U.S. policy change based on a surprise Russian proposal, according to
NBCNEWS.COM - The United States and Russia struck a deal Saturday under which Syria will allow its stockpile of chemical weapons to be removed or destroyed by next year — easing a crisis over a threatened American military attack.
Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart