Syria may hand over chemical weapons to avoid U.S. strikes

3:02 PM, Sep 10, 2013   |    comments
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(NBC NEWS) -- After weeks of denying responsibility for this attack on civilians, Syria says it's willing to put its chemical weapons under international control.

Secretary of State John Kerry says that's only because the United States is threatening to use force.

Kerry casually floated the plan yesterday; Russia seized on it, and the Syrians say they're willing to go along.

"All of us are hopeful that this option could be a real solution to this crisis, yet we must be clear-eyed and ensure it is not a stalling tactic," Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told members of Congress this morning.

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