News Brief 10/8/2013, Cheshvan 4, 5774
Putin, Kerry Meet on Syria During APEC Summit
Russian President Vladamir Putin showed a rare display of goodwill after briefly meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Putin reportedly declared that Washington and Moscow had reached a "common understanding on how to eliminate Syria's chemical stockpile."
Speaking to reporters after chatting with Kerry at the end of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bali, Putin said, "We have a common understanding of what needs to be done and how. I am very glad that President [Barack] Obama is occupying this position [on chemical arms]."