Obama Defends Accord With Russia On Syrian Chemical Weapons

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September 15, 2013 AT 6:45 AM
President Barack Obama defended the agreement that his administration reached with Russia to remove the Syrian chemical weapons arsenal. Rebuffing critics such as Sen. John McCain, who say the accord places too much power in the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Obama said that the deal to disarm President Bashar Assad of his chemical weapons will go further than U.S. military strikes could have in removing the threat they pose. ?If that goal is achieved, then it sounds to me like we did something right,? Obama said.