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Netanyahu gives guarded response to Syrian chemical weapons deal

Posted By admin On September 15, 2013 @ 5:56 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
September 15, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a guarded response on Sunday to a U.S.-Russian deal on Syria’s chemical weapons, saying it would be judged on whether it achieved “complete destruction” of the arsenal.

“We hope the understandings reached between the United States and Russia [2] regarding the Syrian chemical weapons will yield results,” he said in a speech at a memorial ceremony for Israeli soldiers killed in the 1973 Middle East war.

“These understandings will be judged on their results – the complete destruction of all of the chemical weapons stockpiles that the Syrian regime has used against its own people.”

Netanyahu spoke before a planned meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who flew into Israel to brief him on the accord he reached with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday in Geneva.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/15/us-syria-crisis-israel-idUSBRE98E03Z20130915

[2] Russia: http://www.reuters.com/places/russia

[3] REPORT: Russian forces take Syrian chemical, biological weapons under control: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-russian-forces-take-syrian-chemical-biological-weapons-under-control.html

[4] Senators: U.S. Forces at Risk Due to Syrian Chemical Weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senators-u-s-forces-at-risk-due-to-syrian-chemical-weapons.html

[5] Syria crisis: US and Russia agree chemical weapons deal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-crisis-us-and-russia-agree-chemical-weapons-deal.html

[6] Israel backs Russia’s avowal that Syrian chemical arms are secure “for now”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-backs-russia%e2%80%99s-avowal-that-syrian-chemical-arms-are-secure-%e2%80%9cfor-now%e2%80%9d.html

[7] Obama welcomes Syria chemical weapons deal but retains strikes option: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-welcomes-syria-chemical-weapons-deal-but-retains-strikes-option.html

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