Steinitz offers cautious optimism over Syria chemical weapons plan

JERUSALEM - A senior Israeli official voiced cautious support on Thursday for Syria giving up its chemical weaponry under a Russian proposal being considered by the United States.
"I cannot say that we have full faith, but if this Russian proposal ... will really remove the chemical weaponry from Syria, first of all, and will then dismantle it ... then this is a way to end this tragedy and a way to end this threat too," Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz told Israel's Army Radio.
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