Russia, U.S. Will Meet in Geneva

    US Secretary of State John Kerry gives a speech on September 8, 2013 at the United States Embassy in Paris. Kerry continues a diplomatic offensive in Europe on September 8 to win backing for military strikes in Syria, after Washington and Paris said support for action was growing. Heading into a crucial week for US plans to launch the strikes, Kerry was meeting with Arab League ministers in Paris and was set to head to London next before returning to Washington on September 9 to continue rallying support at home. AFP PHOTO/ JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The U.S. and Russia will meet in Geneva Thursday to discuss the details of Moscow’s ultimatum to Syria to hand over its chemical weapons. The critical meeting will bring together U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. A spokesperson for the State Department, Jennifer Psaki, says the goal of the meeting is to “test the seriousness” of the proposal of placing Assad’s weapons under international control and to nail down the “mechanics of identifying ... and ultimately destroying [his] chemical weapons.”

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