Weather Alert

FROST ADVISORY

A FROST ADVISORY is in effect 2 AM through 8 AM Friday morning for Baltimore City and points north and west.  Lows are expected to be in the low to mid 30s with frost likely.  Be sure tender vegetation is protected.

WEATHER ALERT


Weather Alert Radar

Syria Coverage

Syria Coverage

 
text size

US Weighs Talk of Syria Dumping Chemical Weapons

Updated: Monday, September 9 2013, 01:52 PM EDT

U.S. officials say they will take a "hard look" at a proposal for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control to avoid a military strike.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Monday the U.S. would consider the proposal floated by the foreign ministers of Russia and Syria with "serious skepticism" because it might be a stalling tactic. She said Syria had consistently refused to destroy its chemical weapons in the past.

The proposal came after Secretary of State John Kerry said in London on Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad could end the crisis by turning over all his chemical weapons. Harf said Kerry wasn't putting forth a formal proposal.

AP-WF-09-09-13 1742GMT

US Weighs Talk of Syria Dumping Chemical Weapons


Advertise with us!

Related Stories


The Syrian civil war, (also known as the Syrian uprising or Syrian crisis) is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Ba'ath government and those seeking to oust it. A part of the larger Middle Eastern protest movement known as the Arab Spring, the conflict began March 15th, 2011 with local demonstrations that grew in scope to become nationwide by April 2011.

Protesters demanded the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has held the presidency in Syria since 1971, as well as the end of Ba'ath Party rule, which began in 1963.

The Syrian Army was deployed in April of 2011 to stop the uprising, and soldiers fired on demonstrators across the country. After months of cities and neighborhoods being cut-off by the Army the protests evolved into an armed rebellion.

The Arab League, United States, European Union, and other countries condemned the use of violence against the protesters. The Arab League suspended Syria's membership as a result of the government's response to the crisis, but granted the Syrian National Coalition, a coalition of Syrian political opposition groups, Syria's seat on 6 March 2013.

According to the UN, about 4 million Syrians have been displaced within the country and 2 million have fled to other countries.

Syrian government supporters include Russia and Iran, while Qatar and Saudi Arabia are providing material and weapons to the rebels.


 
Watch live streaming video from syrianfreedom at livestream.com

Syria National Videos

Poll

Do you feel that the U. S. should launch a military attack against Syria?

Yes
No
Not Sure

Poll Results

50% Yes
50% No

Advertise with us!