Global Week in Review: Russia Convinces Assad to Give Up Chemical Weapons

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Assad Was Moved by Putin, Not Obama

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to surrender the country’s chemical weapons arsenal to international control, but on Thursday he wanted to make one thing clear: his move was influenced by Russia’s proposal, not by the threat of a U.S. military strike. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva regarding the Russian-sponsored proposal.

(Photo: AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)

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