In Geneva, the U.S. and Russia reached an agreement to dismantle the Syrian chemical arsenal
This Saturday in Geneva, the U.S. and Russia reached an agreement to dismantle the Syrian chemical arsenal forcing Damascus to submit a list of their weapons within a week and provides a resolution of the UN, with recourse to force, in case the system fails to fulfill its commitments.
The agreement says: “express their joint determination to ensure the destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons program as soon as possible and in the safest way.”
The U.S. secretary of state John Kerry, after three days of talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva stated that: “We were able to estimate shared on the amount and type of chemical weapons possessed by the Assad regime and we are committed to that the international community take control of these weapons. “
“Now the world expects the Assad regime falls short of its promises.”
“The weapons inspectors have to be in Syria by November in order to remove chemical weapons in mid-2014.”
Lavrov added that “the Security Council of the UN will react if Syria does not meet its commitments. In case of non-compliance with the requirements [of the Convention for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] or use of chemical weapons by whoever, the Security Council of the UN will take action under Chapter 7 of the United Nations Charter on the use of force. “