Putin: Russia Has “Common Understanding” With U.S. Over Syria Weapons

The United States and Russia have reached a "common understanding" on how to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, President Vladimir Putin said after meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday. The duo spoke and shook hands at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade summit in Bali, Indonesia. The evident agreement comes less than a month after the U.S. and Russia were in a high-profile debate over how to deal with Syria's chemical weapons, with the White House considering air strikes on the Syrian capital, Damascus. International experts arrived in Syria earlier this month to begin identifying and eliminating the chemical weapons. Putin said they could complete the process within a year.

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