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Syria Hands Over Weapons

Thursday 12th September / presented by Ed Williams

Russia has offered to draft an agreement with Syria, where they will be asked to hand over all chemical weapons to the European nation.

The proposal was first suggested on accident by US Secretary of State John Kerry at a press conference in London, as a way for Syria to avoid military action taken against them by the US and leading European nations, the suggestion has since gained momentum as a peaceful alternative to military action.

President Barack Obama is pushing for military action, in response to revelations the ruling Syrian Govenrment used chemical weapons on their own civilians last month.

Former Australian ambassador to Syria, Bob Bowker, is with us to talk about what role Russia might take, and what military action might do to the middle eastern region.

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