Syria Accepts Last Minute Deal to Turn Over Chemical Weapons to Avoid US Attack

September 10, 2013 AT 10:17 AM
Syria accepts a deal with Russia to hand over its chemical weapons to the international community. The deal was accepted Tuesday after a round of talks between Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Moallem. Details still have to be worked out. The deal came after Secretary of State John Kerry was asked if there was anything Syria could do to stop an attack. Russia proposed the agreement to Syria and it was accepted. President Obama will still make a case for military action Tuesday at 9PM ET.