World press on John Kerry's remarks about the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons (October 7, 2013)
In the center of today's international press are the comments of John F. Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State on the desctruction of chemical weapons in Syria. "Kerry offers rare, unqualified praise of Syria's Assad" is an article published today by the Los Angeles Times.
"Kerry said U.S. authorities were “very pleased” at progress in the chemical weapons disarmament plan, calling it “a terrific example of global cooperation,” according to a State Department transcript of Kerry's remarks," the article reads.
“I think it is also credit to the Assad regime for complying rapidly as they are supposed to,” Kerry said at a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, whose government helped craft the Syrian chemical disarmament plan, averting threatened U.S. airstrikes against Syria. “Now, we hope that will continue. I’m not going to vouch today for what happens months down the road. But it is a good beginning and we should welcome a good beginning," the article quotes Kerry saying.
The Guardian published today an article entitled "Syria's chemical weapons destruction on track, US and Russia agree."
The article quotes Kerry as saying "I think that was a terrific example of global co-operation, of multilateral efforts to accomplish an accepted goal and they have moved with equal speed to get on the ground in Syria and begin the operations" in regard of the chemical disarmament.