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Threat of military strikes sidelined by Syria's offer to give up chemical weapons


Lawmakers who've been debating military action in Syria have found themselves on the sidelines.

Syria's offer to surrender its chemical weapons to international control has shifted the attention to a bargaining table in Switzerland, where Syria, Russia and the United States will try to craft a deal.

The new diplomatic effort comes after Syria and Russia seized on recent comments made by Secretary of State John Kerry, who said strikes could be avoided if the Syrian regime agreed to hand over its chemical weapons.

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