Clashes between government troops and rebels continue in Syria, while the efforts of international diplomacy seek a peaceful solution to the country’s crisis, which worsened after the chemical attacks in Damascus.
Despite having reserves, the United States provided an opportunity for diplomacy after accepting the Russian proposal for the regime of Bashar al-Assad to surrender control of its chemical arsenal to the international community. The proposal was accepted by Syria.
Yesterday Russia indicated that it gave the United States, its plan to identify and destroy chemical weapons in Syria. This move is a step prior to the meetings to be held today and tomorrow in Geneva between U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov.
Yesterday in a televised message, President Barack Obama admitted that it is difficult to get the support of Americans for another conflict in the Middle East. Therefore asked the Senate to delay the vote, which was to be carried out yesterday, on its proposal for a military intervention in Syria.
ALBA member countries, Ecuador, Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua and a group of Caribbean islands, condemned any type of intervention by the U.S.