Los Angeles Business Journal

Russia Urges Syria to Give Up Chemical Weapons

Monday, September 9, 2013

Russian officials on Monday reportedly have backed a U.S. demand that Syria put chemical weapons under international control and then destroy them, a rare sign of apparent agreement between Moscow and Washington, the Wall Street Journal reports. Meanwhile, a CNN/ORC International poll shows that while most Americans believe Bashar al-Assad's regime gassed its own people, they don't want a U.S. military strike against it, CNN reports.