Wednesday, April 17, 2024
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

And, as a consequence of the pressure that we’ve applied over the last couple of weeks, we have Syria — for the first time — acknowledging that it has chemical weapons, agreeing to join the convention that prohibits the use of chemical weapons, and the Russians — their primary sponsors — saying that they will push Syria to get all of their chemical weapons out. The distance that we’ve traveled over these couple of weeks is remarkable.

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And, as a consequence of the pressure that we've applied over the last couple of weeks, we have Syria -- for the first time -- acknowledging that it has chemical weapons, agreeing to join the convention that prohibits the use of chemical weapons, and the Russians -- their primary sponsors -- saying that they will push Syria to get all of their chemical weapons out. The distance that we've traveled over these couple of weeks is remarkable.
— Barack Obama