Steinitz cautiously welcomes Syria chemical arms plan
Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz voiced cautious support on Thursday for a plan to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control.


"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," he told Israel's Army Radio, adding that implementation of the plan should also require that Moscow "guarantee Syria is cleansed of chemical weaponry." (Reuters)