WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - As world leaders gather for the fourth day of the United Nations General Assembly, all eyes will be on an expected meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammed Javad Zarif. }}" />

   
 
 
United Nations General Assembly Diplomatic Talks Continue

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 9/26/2013As world leaders gather for the fourth day of the United Nations General Assembly, all eyes will be on an expected meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammed Javad Zarif. This meeting would be the highest level direct U.S. and Iranian meeting since 1979. This comes as diplomatic efforts have already yielded results for a possible Security Council resolution on Syria. Ed Payne has the details. A United Nations diplomat says Russia has agreed to three basic points toward a security council resolution on Syria, and ridding the country of its chemical weapons. The first, to hold Syria accountable for attacks on August 21. The second, binding and enforceable language for measures against Syria if it violates the disarmament regime or uses chemical weapons. The third, the council will expedite their discussion of the matter. This comes after President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly, asking for accountability. "The Syrian government took a first step by giving an accounting of its stockpiles," said President Obama. "Now, there must be a strong Security Council Resolution to verify that the Assad regime is keeping its commitments, and there must be consequences if they fail to do so." But the resolution would not authorize an automatic use of force if Syria violates the resolution. This tentative agreement could fall apart, but it's the closest the U.S. and Russia have come to a resolution. U.S. inspectors returned to Syria on Wednesday to look into more claims of alleged chemical weapons use by the Syrian government and also by rebels.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Stingel Elementary in Ontario uses Recycle Day to observe Earth Month. Full Story
Image1 An estimated 300 to 400 job-seekers were expected Thursday at the third annual Ashland Area Job Fair held at Ashland University. Full Story
 
Image1 The Lexington Senior Center had a special guest for its regular Thursday lunch. Full Story
Image1 Fire heavily damaged a vacant house in Ontario Thursday morning. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Vacant Ontario House Catches Fire, Cause Unknown

A.U. Schar Nursing College Starts Doctor Of Nursing Program

Mansfield Dance Company Rules Nationals

Shelby YMCA Holds Shoe Drive To Raise Funds

17th Annual Minority Health Fair Kicks Off April 26

Students Petition Closing Of Springmill Learning Center

B.E. Humble Opens Second Store In Ashland

N.C.S.C. Paralegal Graduates Given Farewell Luncheon

Mansfield Boil Alert

Seminar Offered For Women And Minority Small Businesses

Mount Vernon woman killed in two-vehicle accident

Students Help In Spring Clean-up Week In Ontario

Conference explores effects of violence and abuse

Prosecutors Reviewing Case Of Child Hit By Car At Walmart

United Way Of Crawford County 2014 Kickoff Campaign

"U Drive, U Text, U Pay"

More News