NH News
9:10 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Shaheen: Russia Working With Syria A Welcome Possibility

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, appearing on The Exchange in 2011
Senator Jeanne Shaheen, appearing on The Exchange in 2011

After hearing reports that Russia has offered to work with Syria to destroy Syria's chemical weapons, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says she welcomes the possibility of such international cooperation to avoid U.S. military action.

Shaheen said in a statement Monday the eventual elimination of Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles is in the best interest of the United States and the world community.

She said, however, that there must be immediate, serious and credible actions by Russia and Syria toward the transfer and eventual destruction of Syria's weapons of mass destruction as soon as possible, and that the United States should continue to maintain pressure on the Syrian regime to give up its weapons stockpile.