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Report: Syria to turn over chemical weapons

Russia’s Interfax news agency reports that Syria has accepted a Russian proposal aimed at averting a US military strike.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Russia’s Interfax news agency reports that Syria has accepted a Russian proposal aimed at averting a US military strike.

Under the proposal, Syria would submit its chemical weapons sites to international control.

Before the news broke, Arizona Senator John McCain told CNN New Day’s Chris Cuomo that the option must be explored.

"It must be examined and I think we could have a very good initial test, Chris. And that would be for the immediate dispatch of monitors, international monitors, to these chemical weapons sites which we know where most of them are and secure them so that they can't be used by Bashar al Assad and then we work out procedures for keeping them under international control and the removal,” he said. “We could do that immediately. No, I am very skeptical, very, very skeptical but the fact is that you can't pass up this opportunity if it is one. You've got to, right away, determine whether it's real or not."

President Barack Obama plans to address the nation tonight on the Syria situation.

The President will be broadcast live on NewsChannel 9 and livestreamed live on 9WSYR.com.

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