A U.N. official says international inspectors have begun destroying Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons and the machinery used to create it.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.
Inspectors are expected to begin identifying and verifying Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles as early as next Tuesday.
Syria has sent the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons an "initial declaration" outlining its weapons program, the organization said Friday.
We have talks about talks on Syria but no answer to the main question: Will the United States launch a military attack?
While one agreed with Obama's plan of action, others felt the President's statements were a green light for the country to continue on the path its heading.
The public is hardened by the lessons of past wars, murky on the details of the current crisis and fearful of what another conflict abroad would mean for America.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday night that he has asked leaders in Congress "to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force" in Syria while diplomatic efforts to address the crisis continue.
Text of President Barack Obama's speech on Syria Tuesday, September 10 as provided by the Federal News Service:
President Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer "the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons" inside Syria without the use of force.
As a Russian proposal to strip Syria of its chemical weapons began to take shape, the White House eased off the gas on Tuesday in its drive for congressional approval to strike the Middle Eastern country.
Proponents of the drive to defund the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, take to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to hold an afternoon rally.
Syria's foreign minister says President Bashar Assad's regime will declare its chemical weapons arsenal and sign the chemical weapons convention.
Syria is a country in the Middle East and borders Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Israel and Jordan. It has a population of approximately 22 million, according to the CIA World Factbook.
Damascus is the capital and the official language is Arabic. The country's current president is Bashar al-Asad and Wael Nader al-Halqi is the prime minister.
Information Courtesy ABC News
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