-- September 10, 2013 at 7:51 AM ET
AP: Syria accepts Russia's chemical weapons proposal
BREAKING: Syrian foreign minister says Syria has accepted Russian proposal to surrender control over its chemical weapons.— The Associated Press (@AP) September 10, 2013
Yesterday, President Obama told Gwen Ifill:
...if we can exhaust these diplomatic efforts and come up with a formula that gives the international community a verifiable, enforceable mechanism to deal with these chemical weapons in Syria, then I'm all for it.
But we're going to have to see specifics. And I think it is reasonable to assume that we would not be at this point if there were not a credible military threat standing behind the norm against the use of chemical weapons.
Watch that portion of the complete interview here: