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Obama Prepares For Speech To Nation On Syria

All headlines mentioning Syria and the U.S. for the past few months might have been negative, frightening and heartbreaking, but there finally might be some peace to the story.

A few weeks ago, the U.S. and other countries gave Syria a deadline to come up with a chemical weapons disclosure, or else it would take action against them.

According to Reuters, the country has come forward with an information on their arsenal, which has averted the threat of Western air strikes.

The site reports:

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Saturday it had “received the expected disclosure” from Damascus, 24 hours after saying it had been given a partial document from Syrian authorities.

It said it was reviewing the information, handed over after President Bashar al-Assad agreed to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons in the wake of a sarin gas strike in Damascus’s suburbs last month – the world’s deadliest chemical attack in 25 years.

Washington blamed Assad’s forces for the attack, which it said killed more than 1,400 people. Assad blamed rebels battling to overthrow him, saying it made no sense for his forces to use chemical weapons when they were gaining the upper hand and while U.N. chemical inspectors were staying in central Damascus.

This doesn’t mean that the violence will stop necessarily, but it does mean progress is being made to lead to it.

SOURCE: Reuters

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