Oct 152013

In this CNN Student News: U.S., Russia Try to Work Out Deal on Syrian Chemical Weapons; Heavy Rain in Colorado

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Fridays are awesome. Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS. We start today in Switzerland, the country has a reputation for neutrality. The Swiss city of Geneva has been a regular spot for diplomatic meetings and programs, the Red Cross was founded there. The Geneva conventions to protect war prisoners were signed there. Right now, U.S. and Russian officials are meeting there to discuss the idea of Syria handing over control of its chemical weapons. Yesterday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said a diplomatic solution would make a military strike against Syria unnecessary. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, any agreement needs to be comprehensive and carried out in a timely fashion. Secretary Kerry also said, there ought to be consequences, if it doesn`t take place.


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