AP: Syria accepts Russia’s chemical weapons proposal

BY Travis Daub  September 10, 2013 at 7:51 AM EDT

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: