Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrow said clearly in his statement: “We call on the Syrian leadership not only agree on a statement or storage of chemical weapons under international control but also its subsequent destruction, as well as about the full accession of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.”
The Syrian answer, communicated by the Foreign Minister Walid ab Muallem was to give a hope that the Assad government will take a positive action: “The Syrian Arab Republic welcomed the Russian initiative, based on the concerns of the Russian leadership for the lives of our citizens and the security of our country.”
The international support for this solution was affirmed also from the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the British Prime Minister David Camerun.
The skepticism of the Obama administration was revealed but most important in the new equation for peace are probably the words “we’ll take a step back” expressed by the US, as affirmed by the State Department Deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf.
Even though it was not officially recognized as a part in mediation, the international media news outlets are important in this case because they can assure the international public support.