Sep 14, 2013
By Bob Sheppard
The U.S. and Russia have reached an agreement to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons.
The framework of the agreement states that they be destroyed by mid-2014, and imposes U.N. penalties if the Syrian government does not comply.
The deal was announced Saturday by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, Switzerland.
The U.S. and Russia agreed to immediately press for a U.N. Security Council resolution that enshrines the chemical weapons agreement under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which can authorize both the use of force and nonmilitary measures.