Supporters of Bashar Al-Assad demonstrate in front of the White House on September 9, 2013
Supporters of Bashar Al-Assad demonstrate in front of the White House on Monday. Russia's proposal to stave off threatened US strikes Syria through a handover of chemical weapons received a cautious welcome Tuesday even from backers of military action, with President Barack Obama describing the idea as a "potential breakthrough". © Karen Bleier - AFP
Supporters of Bashar Al-Assad demonstrate in front of the White House on September 9, 2013
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Last updated: September 10, 2013

Russia's Syria arms plan wins cautious welcome

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva on Thursday to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss the Syria crisis, a US official told AFP.

The news came shortly after Kerry spoke by telephone with Lavrov seeking details of a Russian proposal to neutralize Syria's chemical weapons stock by putting it under international control.

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