Congresswoman Pingree on Possible Diplomatic Solution in Syria

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By Carol McCracken  (Post # 1,523)

While many are awaiting the speech of President Barack Obama this evening at 9 pm on the Syrian situation, US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D), has issued the following statement on the evolving situation there:  that Russia is willing to receive all of Syria’s chemical weapons in order to reduce the chances of a military strike by the US against Syria and that Syria has accepted that offer from Russia.

“The proposal to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control is a potentially positive development that could avoid US military intervention and guarantee that those weapons are secured and destroyed.  The calls I am getting from my constituents continue to be overwhelmingly opposed to military intervention and I think we would all rather see a diplomatic solution to the crises.”