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William Hague said: "the use of chemical weapons in the 21st century is an evil that we have to stand up to" External link

suna-sd-enSunday, September 8, 2013 7:07:00 PM CEST

Denis McDonough said (about Bashar Assad): "The materiel was used in the eastern suburbs of Damascus that have been controlled by the opposition for some time," "It was delivered by rockets rockets which we know the Assad regime has and we have no indication that the opposition has" External link

ABCnewsSunday, September 8, 2013 4:02:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans) and we assume they are decent people, but he is lying and he knows that he is lying. This is sad" External link

panarmenian-enFriday, September 6, 2013 4:34:00 PM CEST

Wang Yi told: "should return to the United Nations Security Council framework to seek consensus and appropriately handle the Syria issue," External link

CBCMonday, September 9, 2013 5:07:00 PM CEST

Hillary Rodham Clinton said: “I think I’ve done what was possible to do over the last two years in trying to create or help stand up an opposition that was credible and could be an interlocutor in any kind of political negotiation,” External link

ABCnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:47:00 AM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: “The Russian foreign minister made an offer… [but] this cannot be used as a manoeuvre to divert us” External link

reutersTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:46:00 PM CEST

Maher Assad told: “You should expect everything... The government’s not the only player in this region. You have different parties, different factions, different ideologies. You have everything in this decision now,” External link

channelnewsasiaMonday, September 9, 2013 2:16:00 PM CEST

Harry Reid said: “I don’t think we need to see how fast we can do this. We have to see how well we can do this,” External link

ABCnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:18:00 AM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "We have agreed to push for the soonest return of inspectors," External link

APMonday, September 9, 2013 4:40:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: “We have already handed over this proposal to minister Muallem, who is in Moscow, and hope for a quick and positive answer,” External link

channelnewsasiaMonday, September 9, 2013 7:07:00 PM CEST

Denis McDonough said: “He`ll also tell the country what this is not. This is not Iraq. This is not Afghanistan. This is not an extended air campaign like in Libya. This is a targeted effort,” External link

news-yahooMonday, September 9, 2013 6:21:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "If the establishment of international control over chemical weapons in that country would allow avoiding strikes, we will immediately start working with Damascus. " External link

guardianTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:42:00 AM CEST

Xi Jinping told: "A political solution is the only right way out for the Syria crisis, and a military strike cannot solve the problem from the root," External link

MoscowTimesFriday, September 6, 2013 7:29:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad added: "It depends if the rebels or terrorists in this region have it. It could happen, I don't know" External link

globalsecurityMonday, September 9, 2013 9:48:00 PM CEST

Ted Cruz said (about Bashar Assad): "Just because Assad is a murderous tyrant doesn't mean his opponents are any better," External link

timesofindiaMonday, September 9, 2013 10:10:00 AM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "All the more, politicians share our estimation that a military solution will lead to an outburst of terrorism both in Syria and in neighbouring countries," External link

radioaustralianewsMonday, September 9, 2013 5:40:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "My objective here has always been to deal with a very specific problem," "If we can do that without a military strike, that is overwhelmingly my preference" External link

deutschewelle-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:29:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "This could potentially be a significant breakthrough," External link

haaretzTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:19:00 AM CEST

Marie Harf said: “The Russians for months and years have stood up for the Syrian regime at the UN and in the international community. So we’ll look at what they’ve put on the table but determine what the best course of action is going forward after taking a look at it,” External link

rian-enMonday, September 9, 2013 11:15:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius told: “condemn the massacre of August 21 committed by the Syrian regime,” External link

WashingtonPostTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:02:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: “You should expect everything... The government’s not the only player in this region. You have different parties, different factions, different ideologies. You have everything in this decision now,” External link

arabnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:31:00 AM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: “I have already been considering certain proposals that I could make to the Security Council when I present the investigation team’s report,” External link

dailystar-LBMonday, September 9, 2013 7:14:00 PM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: "I welcome these ideas. In fact, as I said in my introductory remarks, I have already been considering certain proposals that I could make to the Security Council when I present the investigation team’s report. For a number of days already, I have been considering our proposals in particular. I’m considering urging the Security Council to demand the immediate transfer of Syria’s chemical weapons and chemical precursor stocks to places inside Syria where they can be safely stored and destroyed. And I urge again [that] Syria should become party to the OPCW [Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons]" External link

aa-enMonday, September 9, 2013 9:49:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said (about Bashar Assad): "The chemical weapons in Syria we have tracked for some period of time now are controlled in a very tight manner by the Assad regime," External link

ABCnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 3:13:00 PM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: “I am considering urging the Security Council to demand the immediate transfer of Syria’s chemical weapons and chemical precursor stocks to places inside Syria where they can be safely stored and destroyed,” External link

aljazeera-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:56:00 AM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "Using force against a sovereign state can only be done in self defense, and Syria is not attacking the United States," External link

naharnet-enFriday, September 6, 2013 6:49:00 PM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: “this would be an abominable crime, and the international community would certainly have to do something about it,” “Two and half years of conflict in Syria have produced only embarrassing paralysis in the Security Council” External link

channelnewsasiaMonday, September 9, 2013 10:17:00 PM CEST

Ben Rhodes said: “The United States military is far stronger than any of Assad or his allies,” External link

news-yahooMonday, September 9, 2013 6:21:00 PM CEST

John Boehner told: "The American people have not been supportive. They have not made the sale to the American people. That's why I think tonight is so important," External link

ruvr-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "It was a very friendly conversation. We stick to our guns. Everybody remained with his position," "We understand each other ... We listen to each other. We understand arguments, we do not agree with those arguments," External link

ABCnewsSaturday, September 7, 2013 12:32:00 AM CEST

Aaron David Miller said: “If the president does not act, with or without authorization, what remains of his credibility and American believability however imperfect the options is going to be fundamentally undermined,” External link

dailystar-LBFriday, September 6, 2013 11:47:00 PM CEST

James Miller said: "I emphasised the massive chemical weapons arsenal that North Korea has and that we didn't want to live in a world in which North Korea felt the threshold for chemical weapons use had been lowered," "I went through that case and made the argument that it was strongly not just in American national interests but in Chinese and international interests, that there be a strong response to Assad's clear and massive use of chemical weapons" External link

guardianTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:47:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: "For almost 100 years, the world has stood together against the use of chemical weapons," External link

radioaustralianewsMonday, September 9, 2013 5:40:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "I want to make sure that norm against use of chemical weapons is maintained," External link

myjoyonlineTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:59:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: "A resolution to this has to come about because the parties are prepared to come and negotiate that political solution," External link

iafricaMonday, September 9, 2013 1:10:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: “We have passed our offer to Al-Muallem [Syrian Foreign Minister] and hope to receive [a] fast and positive answer,” "We are calling on the Syrian government to reach agreements on the putting their chemical weapons storage facilities under international control, subsequent destruction of these weapons, and on the full-fledged joining to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)," External link

ruvr-enMonday, September 9, 2013 5:18:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "Failing to respond to this breach of [the] international norm [on chemical weapon use] will send a signal to rogue nations, authoritarian regimes and terrorist groups that they can use [such weapons] and not face consequences," External link

yalibnanSaturday, September 7, 2013 2:53:00 PM CEST

Susan Rice stated: “There will be no boots on the ground, period. Nor would it resemble Kosovo or Libya, which were sustained air campaigns. This will not be an open-ended effort,” External link

voanewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:33:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “we need to hear an appropriate outcry as we think back on those moments of history when large numbers of people have been killed because the world was silent” External link

channelnewsasiaMonday, September 9, 2013 2:16:00 PM CEST

John Kerry told: "Nothing has changed with respect to our request for the Congress to take action," External link

ruvr-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

Javad Zarif said: "I do not know why those who say all options are on the table do not understand the fact that civilised countries 65 years ago ... rejected in the charter of the United Nations [the] resort to force as an illegal practice" External link

heraldscotlandMonday, September 9, 2013 4:18:00 AM CEST

Ben Rhodes said: “The United States military is far stronger than any of Assad or his allies. What we’ll send is a clear message to him. He has no interest in escalating this conflict, frankly,” External link

middle-east-online_enMonday, September 9, 2013 5:12:00 PM CEST

David Cameron told: "Britain and France and America will be tabling a UN Security Council resolution today," External link

hurriyetdailynewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:38:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "That's in our national security interest. If we can do that without a military strike, that is overwhelmingly my preference," External link

mumbaimirrorTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:34:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "We know that as soon as some clashes or disasters take place in [the Middle East] energy prices immediately jump up," "What does it mean? It means that these prices suppress global economic growth. At such a rather difficult time for the global economy, any destabilization in the Middle East is counterproductive, to put it very diplomatically" External link

globalsecurityFriday, September 6, 2013 9:49:00 PM CEST

Hong Lei said: "China has been engaged in mediation efforts with all parties involved in the Syrian issue in an active and balanced way, making unremitting endeavors to push for a political solution," External link

chinadailyTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:55:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "And the question for all of us is, what are we going to do about it?" External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 12:47:00 PM CEST

Guido Westerwelle told: “We jointly welcomed the fact that France has decided to wait for the presentation of the United Nations report,” External link

ABCnewsSaturday, September 7, 2013 5:23:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "I was encouraged by the statement the EU gave," External link

news-yahooSaturday, September 7, 2013 9:59:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "That's a majority, and in a democracy that's pretty strong," "I think it's a very powerful statement" External link

thenationalSunday, September 8, 2013 10:26:00 PM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: "Information from wide relatives' sources confirms the existence that such an attack and seems to indicate strong evidence that a Syrian regime is responsible of this attack as is the only one that possesses chemical weapons agents and the means of the delivery in this efficient quantity," External link

xinhuanet_enSaturday, September 7, 2013 3:55:00 PM CEST

Dmitry Peskov said: "Definitely [the comment] is nothing to do with reality," External link

usaTodayFriday, September 6, 2013 4:07:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: “We have to be sceptical because this is not how we’ve seen them operate– over the last couple of years,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:23:00 AM CEST

Tony Blinken claims: “We want to take a hard look at the proposal. We would welcome Assad giving up his chemical weapons and doing it in a verifiable manner,” External link

digitaljournalMonday, September 9, 2013 9:58:00 PM CEST

David Cameron said: "He says to me that he would like to see further evidence of regime culpability and we will go on providing evidence of regime culpability, as will the Americans and others, but I think it will take a lot to change his mind" External link

channel4Friday, September 6, 2013 4:42:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "We are now working on this – working out efficient precise plan, for that we are in talks with Syrian side. We expect to present the plan, including to the US, in the nearest future. We are ready to elaborate it with the UN secretary- general, UNSC members and with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons," External link

farsnews-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:43:00 PM CEST

William Hague said: "They have the full diplomatic support of the United Kingdom,\" External link

TheFrontierPost-enMonday, September 9, 2013 1:34:00 PM CEST

François Hollande told: “There was never a question that France would intervene by itself,” External link

france24-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 1:06:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “Will we be helping Syria ? We will, same as we do now,” External link

irishsunFriday, September 6, 2013 5:59:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "The categorical objections were raised by Russia, China, India and Indonesia - and I would like to call your attention to the fact that this is the world's largest Islamic country in terms of the population - Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and Italy," External link

ruvr-enFriday, September 6, 2013 5:00:00 PM CEST

Andrej Klimow says (about Barack Obama): “We’re right nearby. We have the Caspian Sea right there. We have our fellow citizens around that area. We have tens of thousands of tourists in Cyprus and Turkey. And those rockets will fly over the heads of our citizens,” “So we are protecting thousands of our citizens, whom fate has left in the vicinity of these strikes. We are not simply trying to cast Obama in a bad light” External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:37:00 PM CEST

David Cameron added: "Yes, we are a small island, in fact a small group of islands. " External link

channel4Friday, September 6, 2013 8:31:00 PM CEST

Denis McDonough said: "Are there consequences for a dictator who would have used those weapons to gas to death hundreds of children? The answer to that question ... will be followed closely in Damascus, but will also be followed closely in Tehran, among Lebanese Hezbollah, and others. So this is a very important week," External link

timesofomanMonday, September 9, 2013 9:23:00 AM CEST

John Kerry told: “Obviously this will be a point of discussion (and) we will take that decision under advisement, (but) the president has given up no rights of decision,” External link

reutersSunday, September 8, 2013 12:53:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: "This is really our Munich moment," External link

trendnews-azSunday, September 8, 2013 6:37:00 PM CEST

John Kerry insisted: "will take a hard look at it, but it has to be swift. It has to be real. It has to be verifiable," External link

ruvr-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "Words that are contradicted by fact," External link

miamiheraldMonday, September 9, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next weekturn it over, all of it," External link

jpostMonday, September 9, 2013 9:44:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "There are going to be repercussions," External link

bloombergTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:38:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama replied: “I wouldn't say I'm confident,” “I'm confident that the members of Congress are taking this issue very seriously and they're doing their homework and I appreciate that” External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:23:00 AM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "This was a very substantive, constructive and friendly conversation. At least it took place in a friendly atmosphere. Each of us stuck to their opinion, but dialogue exists," External link

ruvr-enFriday, September 6, 2013 5:00:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said (about Barack Obama): "He (Obama) disagrees with my arguments, I disagree with his arguments, but we do hear, and we try to analyse," External link

nzheraldFriday, September 6, 2013 11:24:00 PM CEST

Wael Nader al-Halki said: "aims to stop the Syrian bloodshed and prevent a war," External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:09:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “Will we help Syria? We will. We are already helping, we’re sending arms [and] cooperating in the economic sphere. I hope we will expand our cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, including relief aid to support civilians who have found themselves in a very dire situation in that country” External link

HinduFriday, September 6, 2013 5:36:00 PM CEST

François Hollande said: "When the (US) Congress will have voted on Thursday or Friday and when we will have the inspectors' report, likely at the end of the week, a decision will have to be made," External link

ruvr-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 10:07:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: “I don’t anticipate that you would see a succession of votes this week or anytime in the immediate future,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:55:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: "It's a potentially positive development," "I have to say that it's unlikely that we would have arrived at that point, where there were even public statements like that, without a credible military threat to deal with the chemical weapons use inside of Syria" External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:23:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: "The concern really has to do with understanding that what we're describing here would be limited and proportionate and designed to address this problem of chemical weapons use," "And that is going to be the case that I try to make, not just to Congress, but to the American people over the coming days" External link

news-yahooFriday, September 6, 2013 7:37:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad denied: "that he had anything to do" External link

trendnews-azSunday, September 8, 2013 8:09:00 PM CEST

Al Atiyah said: "We will have a joint statement regarding Syria," External link

aljazeera-enSunday, September 8, 2013 8:34:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "He presented his confidence and he presented his convictions," External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 1:49:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "This is a man without credibility," External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 12:47:00 PM CEST

Denis McDonough said: "The question for congress this week is what are the consequences (for Assad)?," External link

sbsMonday, September 9, 2013 7:29:00 AM CEST

John Kerry argued: "If one party believes he can rub out countless numbers of his own citizens with chemical weapons, he will never get to the negotiation table," "A resolution will never get done on the battlefield. It will be done at the negotiating table. But we have to get to that table" External link

ABCnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 3:13:00 PM CEST

Harry Reid said: "I think we're going to get 60 votes. It's a work in progress," External link

news-yahooFriday, September 6, 2013 10:38:00 PM CEST

Walid Muallem said: "the diplomatic channels to resolve this issue have not been exhausted" External link

rtMonday, September 9, 2013 6:57:00 PM CEST

Jennifer Psaki said: "His point was that this brutal dictator with a history of playing fast and loose with the facts cannot be trusted to turn over chemical weapons. Otherwise he would have done so long ago," External link

WashingtonPostMonday, September 9, 2013 4:55:00 PM CEST

Amos Gilad said: “Will the United States attack? Will it not attack? What will the consequences be? All of these things are unknowns,” External link

irishexaminerMonday, September 9, 2013 2:53:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: “It is clear that if we don’t take action, the message to Hezbollah, Iran, Assad will be that nobody cares that you have broken this 100-year-old standard” External link

thedailystarBDMonday, September 9, 2013 7:25:00 AM CEST

Leonid Kalashnikov says: “Today you can draw this analogy, because the UN and its Security Council can already be called useless,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:37:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose said: "would not even talk about the nature of the response," External link

naharnet-enSunday, September 8, 2013 6:01:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "What we are not talking about is an open-ended intervention. This would not be another Iraq or Afghanistan," "There would be no American boots on the ground. Any action we take would be limited both in time and scope" External link

rferlSaturday, September 7, 2013 4:07:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov noted: “We urge the Syrian leadership not only to agree to store chemical weapons under international control, but also to subsequently destroy them, as well as to fully join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” External link

itartass_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:27:00 PM CEST

Harry Reid said: "I've spoken to the Republican leader. I've talked to virtually all my Democratic senators and we have enough votes to get cloture," External link

xinhuanet_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:53:00 AM CEST

William Hague told: "I do believe very strongly the world must stand up to the use of chemical weapons and there is a debate now taking place in the US Congress and since our Parliament has spoken," External link

bbcMonday, September 9, 2013 4:47:00 AM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "We (Russia) are currently working on preparing a workable, precise and concrete plan and for this there are literally right now, in these minutes, contacts with the Syrian side," External link

middle-east-online_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:30:00 PM CEST

Harry Reid said: “I want to make sure the president (makes) his case to the Senate and the American people before voting on this matter,” “I don’t think we need to see how fast we can do this. We have to see how well we can do this” External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:55:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: "We're going to run this to ground," External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:13:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “Those who act unilaterally violate the law,” External link

yalibnanFriday, September 6, 2013 5:14:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: “Syria’s escalating use of chemical weapons threatens its neighbors,” External link

deutschewelle-enFriday, September 6, 2013 5:33:00 PM CEST

Chuck Hagel said: "We must be very clear-eyed and ensure that it is not a stalling tactic by Syria and its Russian patrons," External link

naharnet-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:44:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “It is Bashar al-Assad, Maher Assad, his brother, and a general who are the three people who have control over the movement and use of chemical weapons,” “We have no issue here about the question here of responsibility. There is none” External link

channelnewsasiaMonday, September 9, 2013 2:16:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "We will immediately start working with Damascus," External link

guardianTuesday, September 10, 2013 10:19:00 AM CEST

David Cameron said (about Bashar Assad): "If we live in a world where the US president draws a red line and says that consequences must follow, and no consequences do follow, I fear for that world because not just the dictator in question - Assad - will, I believe, think he has the impunity to use chemical weapons further but other dictators, other countries, will draw the same lesson" External link

newstalkFriday, September 6, 2013 5:38:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius told: “There is wide and growing support,” External link

france24-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 9:27:00 PM CEST

James Miller said: "strong response to Assad's clear and massive use of chemical weapons," External link

CBCTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:45:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: "What we are seeking is to enforce the standard with respect to chemical weapons," External link

rtSunday, September 8, 2013 8:22:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: "The Russian foreign minister made an offer," External link

upiTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:51:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius told: "As I understood, the Russians at this stage were not necessarily enthusiastic, and I'm using euphemism, to put all that into the framework of a UN binding resolution," External link

jrepTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:04:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "If one party believes he can rub out countless numbers of his own citizens with impunity ... he will never come to a negotiating table," External link

cnnMonday, September 9, 2013 4:25:00 PM CEST

Hillary Rodham Clinton added: “it’s important to note that this discussion that has taken hold today about potential international control over Syria’s stockpiles only could take place in the context of a credible military threat by the United States to keep pressure on the Syrian government, as well as those supporting Syria, like Russia” External link

nbcnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 10:04:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov warned: "We believe in a peaceful settlement to the conflict, but if strikes happen, we would have a different stance," External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 12:47:00 PM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: “The EU urges the U.N. Security Council to unite in its efforts to prevent any further chemical attack,” External link

ibtimesSaturday, September 7, 2013 11:42:00 PM CEST

Zhu Guangyao said: "Military action would have a negative impact on the global economy, especially on the oil price -- it will cause a hike in the oil price," External link

foxnewsFriday, September 6, 2013 12:50:00 PM CEST

Al Atiyah said: "We in Qatar support the statement of the 12 out of the G20," "We call on other countries to intervene to protect the Syrian people from what they are being subjected to" External link

thenationalSunday, September 8, 2013 10:26:00 PM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: “there would be a need for accountability, both to bring to justice those who used them … and to deter anyone else from using these abhorrent methods of warfare,” “There would be a need for greater security regarding any chemical weapons stocks,” External link

channelnewsasiaMonday, September 9, 2013 10:17:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose said: "had a message to the American people that it had not been a good experience for them to get involved in the Middle East in wars and conflicts," "The results had not been good and they should not get involved and that they should communicate to their Congress and to their leadership in Washington not to authorize a strike" External link

channelnewsasiaSunday, September 8, 2013 5:53:00 PM CEST

Jay Carney said: “I want to make clear [it] is something that we have been discussing with the Russians. Secretary [John] Kerry with his counterpart, Foreign Minister [Sergey] Lavrov, and the president with President [Vladimir] Putin in St. Petersburg just on Friday,” External link

ruvr-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

Nancy Pelosi told (about Barack Obama): "I think this is a victory for President Obama if it is real," External link

trustTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:03:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: “If the report was going to be ready in October, I’d understand concern about a delay, but that’s not the case,” External link

bloombergSunday, September 8, 2013 12:32:00 AM CEST

Angela Merkel said: "Today there was an interesting proposal from Russia, which called on Syria for the first time to place its chemical weapons under international control," External link

BangkokPostMonday, September 9, 2013 11:47:00 PM CEST

Eamon Gilmore said: "We must continue to focus on a political solution to the worsening crisis in Syria and concentrate our efforts on the humanitarian help which the people of Syria so desperately need" External link

RTERadioSaturday, September 7, 2013 2:59:00 PM CEST

David Cameron told: "If Syria were to put its chemical weapons beyond use under international supervision, clearly that would be a big step forward and should be encouraged," External link

jpostMonday, September 9, 2013 9:44:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “become engaged in, or party to Syria’s civil war,” “The end of this civil war is going to require a political solution” External link

bloombergSunday, September 8, 2013 4:24:00 PM CEST

Denis McDonough said: “Obviously we are interested in what the UN inspectors have to say” External link

guardianSunday, September 8, 2013 5:45:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told (about Ronald Reagan): "The key is, to paraphrase Ronald Reagan, that we don't just trust, but we also verify," External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:34:00 PM CEST

Tony Blinken said: ”We’ve seen the reports, we want to take a hard look at the proposal,” “We’ll obviously discuss the idea with the Russians. And of course, we would welcome a decision and action by Syria to give up its chemical weapons” External link

timeMonday, September 9, 2013 11:29:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "We both remained unconvinced by each other's opinion," External link

latimesSaturday, September 7, 2013 3:20:00 AM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said (about John Kerry): “We are in constant contact with US Secretary of State Kerry; in particular, yesterday we held a telephone conversation on the topic,” External link

itartass_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:27:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "We have the precedent of Colin Powell ten years ago when he showed the evidence, it was false and it was forged," "You want me to believe American evidence and don't believe the indication that we have? We live here" External link

upiMonday, September 9, 2013 5:17:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "We know that his regime gave orders to prepare for a chemical attack," "We know by tracing it physically where the rockets came from and where they landed," External link

news_com_auMonday, September 9, 2013 2:36:00 PM CEST

Catherine Ashton noted: “a clear and strong response is crucial to make clear that such crimes are unacceptable and that there can be no impunity. We must prevent creating a dreadful precedent for the use of chemical weapons in Syria again, or elsewhere” External link

itartass_enSaturday, September 7, 2013 5:51:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose said: "He was calm and knew the situation he was in," External link

mcclatchydcMonday, September 9, 2013 11:04:00 AM CEST

Bruce Riedel said: "The best evidence linking the regime to the attack at a high level is the involvement of SSRC, the science center that created the (chemical weapons) program and manages it. SSRC works for the President's office and reports to him," External link

cyprus-mailSaturday, September 7, 2013 11:06:00 AM CEST

Hong Lei said: "We are firmly opposed to resorting to force in international relations. Unilateral military action is against the purposes and principles in the UN Charter and will put the region in turmoil," External link

chinadailyTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:55:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "Will we help Syria? Yes we will. And we're doing it right now. We're supplying arms. We are cooperating in the area of economy," External link

ABCnewsSaturday, September 7, 2013 12:32:00 AM CEST

Jay Carney noted: "there is ample reason to be skeptical" External link

dailystar-LBTuesday, September 10, 2013 6:39:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "The majority of the room is comfortable with our conclusion that the Assad government was responsible for the use of chemical weapons," External link

ibtimes-ukFriday, September 6, 2013 4:48:00 PM CEST

Samantha Power said: "Russia continues to hold the Council hostage and shirks its international responsibilities" External link

abclocalFriday, September 6, 2013 3:18:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "I believe that those men in those videos are disadvantaged by the American response to the chemical weapons use because it in fact empowers the moderate opposition," "We all know there are about 11 really bad opposition groups -- so-called opposition. [They] are not part of the opposition that is being supported by our friends and ourselves. That is a moderate opposition" External link

upiFriday, September 6, 2013 6:17:00 PM CEST

John Kerry added: "But he is not about to do it and it cannot be done," External link

ibtimes-auMonday, September 9, 2013 1:02:00 PM CEST

Ban Ki Moon told: "Should Dr. Sellström's report confirm the use of chemical weapons, then this would surely be something around which the Security Council could unite in response - and indeed something that should merit universal condemnation," External link

itartass_enMonday, September 9, 2013 7:29:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: "We must accept the outstretched hand without falling into a trap," External link

trendnews-azTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:21:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "It is a potentially positive development," External link

aljazeera-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:56:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said (about Bashar Assad): “We will be able to hold Bashar Assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground, or any other prolonged kind of effort, in a very limited, very targeted, very short-term effort,” External link

news-yahooMonday, September 9, 2013 6:21:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “I am not going to name the other countries simply because we agreed in the meeting they would go back and make their own announcements, which they will do within the next 24 hours,” “Everybody understood that the decisions need to be made within the next 24 hours” External link

arabnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 2:38:00 AM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: "I welcome the proposal for the Syrian regime to hand over its chemical weapons and to place them under international control," External link

eubusinessTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:02:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "He is sending those to us. They'll be coming informally in the course of the day. We'll have an opportunity to review them," External link

radioaustraliaTuesday, September 10, 2013 10:17:00 PM CEST

Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said: "We've heard of the initiative... it's all about chemical weapons but doesn't stop the spilling of the blood of the Syrian people" External link

ananovaTuesday, September 10, 2013 6:41:00 PM CEST

François Hollande said: "It's really important that the Europeans present at the G-20 are on the same page in condemning the use of chemical arms and condemning the regime that used them," External link

panarmenian-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 3:57:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "Mr. Assad doesn't have a lot of capability," "He has capability relative to children. He has capability relative to an opposition that is still getting itself organized and are not professional, trained fighters. He doesn't have a credible means to threaten the United States" External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:18:00 AM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "As one participant in our discussion said, those who act otherwise put themselves outside of law," External link

ruvr-enFriday, September 6, 2013 5:00:00 PM CEST

Pierre Piccinin added: “It pains me to say it because I’ve been a fierce supporter of the Free Syrian Army in its rightful fight for democracy since 2012,” External link

nineoclockTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:37:00 PM CEST

Angela Merkel said: "All agree that a Geneva II would be helpful - even Turkey," External link

deutschewelle-enFriday, September 6, 2013 5:33:00 PM CEST

Hillary Rodham Clinton said: “Now, if the regime immediately surrendered its stockpiles as was suggested by Secretary Kerry and the Russians, that would be an important step, but this cannot be another excuse for delay or obstruction, and Russia has to support the international community’s efforts sincerely or be held to account,” External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 9:36:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "We appeal to our American colleagues to concentrate on this and not for preparing for a war scenario" External link

bbcMonday, September 9, 2013 1:00:00 PM CEST

Marie Harf said (about Bashar Assad): "we can't have this be another stalling tactic" "Everything that Assad has done over the past two years and before has been to refuse to put his chem weapons under international control. He hasn't declared them. We've repeatedly called on him to do so. And he's ignored prohibitions against them," External link

cnnMonday, September 9, 2013 8:39:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "He didn't present because he doesn't have have [it]," External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 5:19:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "instability and the spread of terrorism all over the region that will influence the West directly," External link

jpostMonday, September 9, 2013 4:41:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "That's why we're not putting our troops in the middle of somebody else's war," External link

RTERadioSaturday, September 7, 2013 5:02:00 PM CEST

Andrej Klimow says: “When the Russian side announced it [on the morning Sept. 9], as far as I understand, our Syrian partners were not yet sure to what extent they were ready to confirm this. But everyone was interested in a quick resolution of this issue,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:37:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: "We don't want to accept any delay tactics," "We mustn't fall into a trap" External link

ibtimes-mxTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:34:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "You have different parties, you have different factions, you have different ideology. You have everything in this region now," External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 12:02:00 PM CEST

Elijah Cummings told: "He's got to show, first of all, that this is in our core national security interests," External link

sbsMonday, September 9, 2013 7:29:00 AM CEST

Bashar Assad told: “You're going to pay the price if you're not wise. There are going to be repercussions,” External link

arabnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:31:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama told: “It’s fair to say I haven’t decided,” External link

ABCnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 9:19:00 AM CEST

Leonid Kalashnikov says: “They have served as a certain deterrent against Israel,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:37:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: "The proposal of the Russian foreign minister... is worthy of close scrutiny," External link

israelnationalnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:30:00 AM CEST

Recep Tayyip Erdogan told: "Almost all the leaders who have attended the summit are closely following the massacre the Syrian regime carried out on its people and the leaders have expressed that an operation is extremely necessary against Damascus," External link

jrepFriday, September 6, 2013 3:39:00 PM CEST

Harry Reid said: "As we know, many, many people were killed with this, including almost 500 children" External link

news-yahooFriday, September 6, 2013 7:37:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "Of course. If this really happens," External link

trendnews-azTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:37:00 AM CEST

Robert Menendez said: "Assad has made a calculation now ... that he can use chemical weapons, or he believes he can use chemical weapons without consequence," "And in doing so there is a global message that in fact other state actors and other non-state actors may believe they can do so as well" External link

huffingtonpost-Italia-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 7:30:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov told: "The Russian side is currently busy preparing a workable, clear, concrete plan," External link

irishsunTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:59:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad told: "They are operating the same doctrine with different accessories. That's it. We expect if...[this administration is] to be strong to say that 'We don't have evidence, that we have to obey ... the international law, that we have to go back to the. Security Council at the United Nations.'" External link

upiMonday, September 9, 2013 5:17:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I did not put this before Congress just as a political ploy or as symbolism," External link

news-yahooFriday, September 6, 2013 10:38:00 PM CEST

Lamar Alexander told: "After step A, what will be steps B, C, D and E?" External link

geo-tvTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:48:00 AM CEST

Rand Paul said: "I think the Islamic rebels winning is a bad idea for the Christians, and all of a sudden we'll have another Islamic state where Christians are persecuted," External link

huffingtonpost-Italia-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 7:30:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: "Punishment is not at odds with a political solution," External link

news-yahooSunday, September 8, 2013 12:00:00 AM CEST

William Hague told: “I do believe very strongly that the world must stand up against the use of chemical weapons. The risks of not doing so in my view are greater than the risks of doing so,” External link

arabtimesMonday, September 9, 2013 8:21:00 AM CEST

John Kerry told: "We're not going to war. We will not have people at risk in that way," External link

timesofomanMonday, September 9, 2013 8:01:00 PM CEST

Samantha Power said: “We could try again to pursue economic sanctions, but even if Russia budged, would more asset freezes, travel bans and banking restrictions convince Assad not to use chemical weapons, when he has a pipeline to the resources of Hezbollah and Iran?” External link

mcclatchydcFriday, September 6, 2013 11:49:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: "Right now, seven of the eight countries in the G8 share our opinion on a strong reaction and 12 countries of the G20 also share this opinion," External link

xinhuanet_enSunday, September 8, 2013 12:57:00 AM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: "It also dominated all the bilateral meetings I had with world leaders," External link

rian-enMonday, September 9, 2013 8:14:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose said: "He said, 'I can't confirm or deny that we have chemical weapons.' " External link

mcclatchydcMonday, September 9, 2013 11:04:00 AM CEST

Walid Muallem said: “I state that the Syrian Arab Republic welcomes the Russian initiative, motivated by the Syrian leadership’s concern for the lives of our citizens and the security of our country, and also motivated by our confidence in the wisdom of the Russian leadership, which is attempting to prevent American aggression against our people,” External link

independentMonday, September 9, 2013 9:12:00 PM CEST

Chuck Hagel told: "All of us are hopeful that this option might be a real solution to this crisis. Yet, we must be very clear-eyed and ensure that it's not a stalling tactic," External link

jrepTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:21:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "And that, of course, would be the ultimate way to degrade and deter Assad's arsenal, and it is the ideal way, to take this weapon away from him," "Assad's chief benefactor, the Russians, have responded by saying that they would come up with a proposal to do exactly that. We have made it clear to that this cannot be a process of delay. This cannot be a process of avoidance," External link

timesofindiaTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:48:00 PM CEST

Tony Blinken said: "would certainly take time, resources, and probably a peaceful environment," External link

RTERadioMonday, September 9, 2013 11:04:00 PM CEST

Khalid Saleh said: ''The world is watching, and Syrians are wondering: When is the international community going to act and intervene to protect them?'' External link

APSunday, September 8, 2013 8:27:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "So the evidence is powerful and the question for all of us is what are we going to do about it? Turn our backs? Have a moment of silence?" External link

foxnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 12:46:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose added: "He said that he did not necessarily know whether there was going to be a military strike. He said that they were obviously as prepared as they could be for a strike," External link

channelnewsasiaSunday, September 8, 2013 5:53:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "Failing to respond to this breach of this international norm would send a signal to rogue nations, authoritarian regimes and terrorist organizations, that they can develop and use weapons of mass destruction and not pay a consequence. And that's not the world that we want to live in," External link

timesofindiaSaturday, September 7, 2013 1:24:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: "They have supported the strike and they have supported taking action," External link

guardiannewsngrMonday, September 9, 2013 12:23:00 AM CEST

Laurent Fabius said (about Bashar Assad): "Punishment is not at odds with a political solution," "Bashar Assad will not participate in any negotiation as long as he believes himself to be invincible" External link

nzheraldSunday, September 8, 2013 1:44:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: "It's clear that there are many countries that agree with us that international norms must be upheld," External link

newschannel5Friday, September 6, 2013 5:51:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "This represents a potentially positive development," External link

rferlTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:13:00 AM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: “We don’t know whether Syria will agree with this,” External link

defensenewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 9:54:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: "The president has given up no right of decision in respect to what he will do," External link

sbsSunday, September 8, 2013 12:42:00 AM CEST

William Hague said: "Time is short of course to try to ensure that there is something here that is credible and I agree with my colleagues in France that we need a strong and united response from the Security Council if we are to make progress on this," External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:34:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "We are calling on the Syrian authorities not only to agree on putting chemical weapons storages under international control, but also for its further destruction and then joining the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons," External link

spiegel-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:53:00 PM CEST

Hong Lei said: "As long as it is a proposal that helps ameliorate the current tense situation in Syria, is beneficial to maintaining peace and stability in Syria and the region, and is beneficial to a political resolution, the international community ought to give it positive consideration," External link

mgTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:39:00 PM CEST

Chuck Hagel said: "All of us are hopeful that this option might be a real solution to this crisis. Yet, we must be very clear-eyed and ensure that it's not a stalling tactic," "For this diplomatic option to have a chance of succeeding, the threat of a U.S. military action - the credible, real threat of U.S. military action - must continue" External link

haaretzTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:34:00 PM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: “Every day that we lose is a day when scores of innocent civilians die,” External link

thestar-myFriday, September 6, 2013 5:12:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad told: "You should expect everything, not necessarily through the government," External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 12:02:00 PM CEST

Guido Westerwelle said: "We are convinced that it is necessary, before taking further decisions ... to await the report of the UN weapons inspectors. That is our appeal to those discussing and thinking about military measures," External link

deutschewelle-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 12:25:00 PM CEST

Harry Reid said: “I want to make sure the president (makes) his case to the Senate and the American people before voting on this matter,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:23:00 AM CEST

Charlie Rose told: “suggested that there would be, among people that are aligned with him, some kind of retaliation if a strike was made,” External link

middle-east-online_enSunday, September 8, 2013 6:51:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: “It’s tough, because people do look to the United States,” External link

mcclatchydcFriday, September 6, 2013 11:49:00 PM CEST

John Kerry added: “This is growing, not receding in terms of the global sense of outrage of what has happened” External link

nzheraldSunday, September 8, 2013 1:44:00 AM CEST

Dmitry Peskov said: "It is impossible to say that very many states support the idea of a military operation," External link

usaTodayFriday, September 6, 2013 4:07:00 PM CEST

Jay Carney said (about Bashar Assad): "In an interview earlier, Assad refused to even acknowledge that he has chemical weapons . Of course, the whole world knows he does," External link

albawaba-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 10:56:00 AM CEST

Pierre Piccinin said (about Bashar Assad): “It is a moral duty to say this. The government of Bashar al-Assad did not use sarin gas or other types of gas in the outskirts of Damascus,” External link

nineoclockTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:37:00 PM CEST

Samantha Power said: “We cannot afford to signal to North Korea and Iran that the international community is unwilling to act to prevent proliferation or willing to tolerate the use of weapons of mass destruction,” “If there are no consequences now for breaking the prohibition on chemical weapons, it will be harder to muster international consensus to ensure that Hezbollah and other terrorist groups are prevented from acquiring or using these weapons themselves” External link

mcclatchydcFriday, September 6, 2013 11:49:00 PM CEST

Selim Idris told (about Vladimir Putin): "We call for strikes and we warn the international community that this regime tells lies, and the liar (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is its teacher," External link

geo-tvTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:47:00 PM CEST

Jay Carney says: "I think we have to be skeptical" External link

CBSnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 9:31:00 PM CEST

Mike Rogers said: "They don't have strong relationships in Congress today - that's a huge problem for them," External link

thetimes-zaMonday, September 9, 2013 9:17:00 AM CEST

Denis McDonough said: “We have to obviously be very careful and very targeted and very limited in our engagement so we do not get dragged into the middle of this. And then there’s obviously risk of reaction and retaliation against our friends,” External link

guardiannewsngrMonday, September 9, 2013 12:23:00 AM CEST

Harry Reid said: "What we need to do is make sure the president has the opportunity to speak to all 100 senators and all 300 million American people before we do this," External link

israelnationalnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:31:00 AM CEST

Walid Muallem said (about Sergei Lavrov): "During our talks with Foreign Minister Lavrov this morning, he launched an initiative related to chemical weapons. I listened carefully to his statement this evening in regards to that. I declare that the Syrian Arab Republic welcomes Russia 's initiative, on the basis that the Syrian leadership cares about the lives of our citizens and the security in our country. We are also confident in the wisdom of the Russian government, which is trying to prevent an American aggression against our people," External link

cnnMonday, September 9, 2013 7:00:00 PM CEST

Tony Blinken said: "It's clear that this proposal comes in the context of the threat of U.S. action and the pressure that the president is exerting," External link

RTERadioMonday, September 9, 2013 11:04:00 PM CEST

Adam Schiff said: "The Russians were shrewd to make this offer, and it would be equally wise for the US to pursue this option with great vigor," External link

guardianTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:00:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "Those videos make it clear to people that these are real human beings, real children, parents being affected in ways that are unacceptable to anybody, anywhere by any standards," "And the United States of America that has always stood with others to say we will not allow this this is not our values, it's not who we are" External link

guardianSunday, September 8, 2013 4:42:00 PM CEST

Abdul Rahman said: "fierce fighting broke out between regime forces and rebel fighters overnight and the soldiers withdrew to the outskirts of the town" External link

ruvr-enMonday, September 9, 2013 2:16:00 PM CEST

David Cameron added: "If this is a serious proposal, we should treat it accordingly. Of course we should be sceptical, of course we should not forget a war crime has been committed. " External link

belfasttelegraphTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:46:00 PM CEST

Mike Rogers added: "I think it's very clear he's lost support in the last week," External link

news-yahooSunday, September 8, 2013 11:42:00 PM CEST

Ben Rhodes said: "What we've repeatedly seen is Russia refusing to take action to... (hold) the Assad regime accountable and again seeking to work through different processes to avoid the core issues," External link

scmpFriday, September 6, 2013 3:20:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama added (about John Kerry): “I have instructed John Kerry to talk directly to the Russians… if we can exhaust these diplomatic efforts and come up with a formula that gives the international community a verifiable, enforceable mechanism to deal with these chemical weapons in Syria, then I am all for it” External link

euronews-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:11:00 AM CEST

David Cameron said: "It is an interesting proposal and, if it's a serious one we should take it seriously. " External link

ibtimes-ukTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:47:00 PM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: "seems to indicate strong evidence that the Syrian regime is responsible for the attack," External link

independent-ieSaturday, September 7, 2013 2:48:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “We believe that is dangerous and we will face this down the road in some more significant way if we’re not prepared to take … a stand now,” External link

cyprus-mailMonday, September 9, 2013 11:35:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "It's possible that we can get a breakthrough," External link

thestar-myTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:29:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama told: “We’re going to have time to have a good deliberation in Congress,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:23:00 AM CEST

Samantha Power added (about Vladimir Putin): "We have seen nothing in President Putin's comments that suggest that there is an available path forward at the Security Council ... [But] it is in our interest, and the interest of all member states of the U.N., to respond decisively to this horrific attack" External link

usaTodayFriday, September 6, 2013 4:07:00 PM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: "The initiatives for Geneva II peace conference must move ahead swiftly," External link

xinhuanet_enSaturday, September 7, 2013 3:55:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama presents: "his case to the Senate and the American people" External link

rian-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:16:00 AM CEST

Dianne Feinstein said: "I believe that Russia can be most effective in encouraging the Syrian president to stop any use of chemical weapons and place all his chemical munitions, as well as storage facilities, under United Nations control until they can be destroyed," External link

jpostMonday, September 9, 2013 9:44:00 PM CEST

Denis McDonough told: "Do we have a picture or do we have irrefutable, beyond a reasonable doubt evidence? This is not a court of law. And intelligence does not work that way," External link

middle-east-online_enMonday, September 9, 2013 10:01:00 AM CEST

Bashar Assad said: “There has been no evidence that I used chemical weapons against my own people” External link

guardianSunday, September 8, 2013 5:45:00 PM CEST

John Kerry acknowledged: “the vast majority of members of Congress, House and Senate, are undecided” External link

dawnMonday, September 9, 2013 4:14:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: ''Those videos make it clear to people that these are real human beings, real children, parents being affected in ways that are unacceptable to anybody, anywhere by any standards,'' External link

ABCnewsSunday, September 8, 2013 6:37:00 PM CEST

William Hague said: "There can't be a negotiated settlement if the Assad regime is allowed to eradicate the moderate opposition," External link

WashingtonPostMonday, September 9, 2013 4:55:00 PM CEST

Walid Muallem said (about Sergei Lavrov): "Yesterday we held a very fruitful round of talks with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and from his side, there was a proposal for an initiative relating to chemical weapons. And by evening (Monday) we agreed to the Russian initiative," External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:09:00 PM CEST

Hong Lei said: "China's position is clear-cut. China is firmly opposed to the use of chemical weapons by any party in Syria," External link

beijingreview-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:34:00 AM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: ''Since it is outside the Security Council's mandate, the outcomes of our talks yesterday mean that those who want to take matters within their own hands are bypassing international law.'' External link

Sana-enFriday, September 6, 2013 6:29:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "No decision has been made by the president," External link

suna-sd-enSunday, September 8, 2013 7:07:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I wouldn't say I'm confident," External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:32:00 PM CEST

Hillary Rodham Clinton said: “The president and I discussed these challenges today,” “I will continue to support his efforts. And I hope that the Congress will as well” External link

naharnet-enMonday, September 9, 2013 10:29:00 PM CEST

Salim Idris said (about Vladimir Putin): "We call for strikes and we warn the international community that this regime tells lies, and the liar [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is its teacher. Putin is the biggest liar," External link

aljazeera-enMonday, September 9, 2013 11:55:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "this is not the time to be silent spectators to slaughter" External link

sunheraldSaturday, September 7, 2013 8:45:00 PM CEST

John Kerry told: "Despite tough decisions that have to be made and despite pressure that exists on both sides…both the Palestinians and Israelis have remained steadfast in their commitment to continuing the talks," External link

deutschewelle-enSunday, September 8, 2013 7:14:00 PM CEST

Hong Lei said: "As long as the proposals are conducive to easing the current tensions in Syria and achieving a political solution as well as peace and stability in Syria and the region, the international community should actively consider them," External link

chinadailyTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:55:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "The first question that they should ask [themselves], what do wars give America?...Nothing. No political gain, no economic gain, no good reputation. United States' credibility is at...[an] all-time low. So this war is against the interests of the United States," External link

upiMonday, September 9, 2013 5:17:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "Will we continue helping Syria? Yes we will. How do we help them now? We are providing them with weapons, we cooperate in economic area," "I hope to see more cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, including aid deliveries" External link

globalsecurityFriday, September 6, 2013 9:49:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "The German federal chancellor is also extremely cautious. Germany is not going to get involved into any military operations," External link

ruvr-enFriday, September 6, 2013 5:00:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: “If we don’t maintain and move forward with a credible threat of military pressure, I do not think we will actually get the kind of agreement I would like to see,” External link

naharnet-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:34:00 AM CEST

Harry Reid said: "This matter demands the attention of the Senate and this country (and) all should agree that we should have this debate," External link

geo-tvTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:48:00 AM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: “I must warn that ill-considered military action could cause serious and tragic consequences, and with an increased threat of further sectarian violence,” External link

thepeninsulaqatarSaturday, September 7, 2013 4:04:00 AM CEST

William Hague said (about Bashar Assad): "Of course, we have to remember that it was only yesterday that Assad was denying the very existence of chemical weapons stocks, that it's not a new idea to transfer their chemical weapons to international control, and that this is a regime that has consistently failed to match its promises with actions," "So we would have to make sure that this is not just a device to fool the rest of the world and to use up time and make it harder to reach international agreement on these matters" External link

dailystar-LBTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:36:00 PM CEST

Wang Yi said: "preserve and protect the basic norms of international relations and oppose any use of chemical weapons," External link

CBCMonday, September 9, 2013 5:07:00 PM CEST

Michael Lynch said: "This has thrown some sand into the wheels of military preparation in the U.S.," External link

reutersMonday, September 9, 2013 9:36:00 PM CEST

Martin Dempsey said: "We are postured to address a range of contingencies and prepared to support our friends in the region should Assad choose to retaliate," External link

guardianTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:00:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama added: “I want to make sure that that norm against use of chemical weapons is maintained. That’s in our national security interests. If we can do that without a military strike, that is overwhelmingly my preference,” External link

euronews-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:12:00 PM CEST

Paul Walker said: “much higher than anyone had ever projected,” External link

rian-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:45:00 AM CEST

Javad Zarif told: "We are concerned about warmongering in this region," External link

timesofomanMonday, September 9, 2013 9:23:00 AM CEST

Bashar Assad said: “But in the area where they say the government used chemical weapons, we only have video and we only have pictures and allegations. We’re not there. Our forces, our police, our institutions don’t think this,” External link

maannews-enMonday, September 9, 2013 5:29:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: “So nobody expects – there are going to be repercussions,” “Nobody expected the 11th of September, so you cannot expect — It would be difficult for anybody to tell you what is going to happen” External link

dailycallerMonday, September 9, 2013 5:10:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “Sure, he could turn over every bit of his weapons to the international community within the next week, without delay,” External link

WashingtonPostMonday, September 9, 2013 4:55:00 PM CEST

Denis McDonough said: "They do not dispute the intelligence when we speak with them," External link

APSunday, September 8, 2013 8:27:00 PM CEST

Hillary Rodham Clinton said (about John Kerry): "if the regime immediately surrendered its stockpiles to international control, as was suggested by Secretary Kerry and the Russians, that would be an important step" External link

naharnet-enMonday, September 9, 2013 10:29:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "I remind you that the use of force by a sovereign government is possible only when it is in the form of self-defense — and the United States, as is known, is not being attacked by Syria — and, secondly, by a resolution of the UN Security Council," External link

sptimesrussiFriday, September 6, 2013 11:39:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said (about Bashar Assad): "We're not talking about war. We are not going to war," "We are going to be able to hold Bashar Assad accountable, in a very limited, very targeted, very short-term effort that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapons without assuming responsibility for Syria's Civil War" External link

ABCnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 3:13:00 PM CEST

Khaled al-Attiyah said: “foreign intervention is already present by several parties” External link

WashingtonPostSunday, September 8, 2013 4:14:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "A lot of people say nothing focuses the mind like the prospect of a hanging," "Well, it's the credible threat of force that has been on the table for these last weeks that has for the first time brought this regime to even acknowledge that they have a chemical weapons arsenal" External link

rian-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:05:00 PM CEST

John McCain told: "If he's serious, then let the monitors in there right away. We know where these chemical weapons sites are, and get them under control immediately," External link

jrepTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:21:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “And we all have got glued to the TV screens waiting whether they will say yes or no. But there is something else to talk about, namely that this is unacceptable in principle,” External link

itartass_enMonday, September 9, 2013 5:13:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "Will we help Syria? We will. We are helping them now. We supply weapons, we cooperate in the economic sphere, and I hope we will cooperate more in the humanitarian sphere ... to provide help for those people - civilians - who are in a difficult situation today," External link

reutersFriday, September 6, 2013 5:30:00 PM CEST

Harry Reid said: “I believe America must set the example for the rest of the world,” “If America must once again lead, as we have before, and we will again, to set an example for the world, so be it. That’s America. That’s who we are as a country. That’s what we do as a country. That’s where we stand as a country … that is the American tradition of which I am proud, and a tradition which I have faith will continue” External link

dailycallerMonday, September 9, 2013 9:47:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose added: "the lessons that he learned from his father, that war was ruthless," External link

middle-east-online_enSunday, September 8, 2013 6:51:00 PM CEST

Lindsey Graham told (about Bashar Assad): "The fear is it's a delaying tactic and the Russians are playing us like a fiddle along with Assad," External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 9:28:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I think that the security of the world and my particular task looking out for the national security of the US requires that when there's a breach this brazen of a norm this important and the international community is paralysed and frozen and doesn't act, then that norm begins to unravel," "And if that norm unravels, then other norms and prohibitions start unravelling. And that makes for a more dangerous world. And that, then, requires even more difficult choices and more difficult responses in the future" External link

thestar-myFriday, September 6, 2013 9:00:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov told: "The Russian side is currently busy preparing a feasible, clear, detailed plan. For that purpose, contacts with the Syrian side are underway at the moment," External link

xinhuanet_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:02:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "A number of countries immediately signed on to the G20 agreement that was reached by now 12 countries on the side of the G20 meeting and they will make their own announcements in the next 24 hours about that," External link

suna-sd-enSunday, September 8, 2013 7:07:00 PM CEST

Walid Muallem said: "Syria welcomes the Russian proposal out of concern for the lives of the Syrian people, the security of our country and because it believes in the wisdom of the Russian leadership that seeks to avert American aggression against our people," External link

miamiheraldMonday, September 9, 2013 8:13:00 PM CEST

Samantha Power said: “We in the United States agree with the view that at times like this the Security Council should live up to its obligations and should act. That is why, for two-and-a-half years we have brought … a whole host of Syria-related concerns to the UN Security Council, each time hoping that our common security and our common humanity might prevail,” External link

yalibnanFriday, September 6, 2013 5:14:00 PM CEST

David Cameron said: "If we accept that the only way a response can be made to a country that, let's say, was massacring half or more than half its people, if we're saying there can only be a response if the U.N. Security Council votes positively, we are, in fact, contracting out our foreign policy, our morality to the potential of a Russian veto. Now I think that is a very misguided approach," External link

globalsecurityFriday, September 6, 2013 9:49:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I don't anticipate that you would see a succession of votes this week or anytime in the immediate future," "So I think there will be time during the course of the debates here in the United States for the international community, the Russians and the Syrians to work with us and say is there a way to resolve this" External link

haaretzTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:19:00 AM CEST

Vladimir Putin told: “Our conversation lasted about 20 or 30 minutes. It was very substantial, constructive and friendly,” External link

rian-enFriday, September 6, 2013 6:16:00 PM CEST

Dmitry Peskov said: "It will have very sad consequences and will cause complete destabilization of the region," External link

ruvr-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 10:07:00 PM CEST

Buck McKeon said (about Bashar Assad): "They haven't linked it directly to Assad, in my estimation," External link

APSunday, September 8, 2013 8:27:00 PM CEST

François Hollande said: "There is no military solution for the Syria crisis, but a short military action can [speed up] the political solution," External link

MoscowTimesFriday, September 6, 2013 7:29:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "If you strike somewhere, you have to expect the repercussions somewhere else in different forms," External link

miamiheraldMonday, September 9, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "For almost 100 years, the world has stood together against the use of chemical weapons," "And we need to hear an appropriate outcry as we think back on those moments of history when large numbers of people have been killed because the world was silent -- the Holocaust, Rwanda, other moments, are lessons for all of us today" External link

iafricaMonday, September 9, 2013 1:10:00 PM CEST

Guido Westerwelle said: “We have all welcomed that France decided to wait,” External link

thestar-mySaturday, September 7, 2013 7:09:00 PM CEST

Ben Rhodes said: "I don't know that the Russians have anything to add to the debate in the United States, given that we know where Russia stands," External link

scmpFriday, September 6, 2013 3:20:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "If we can accomplish this limited goal without taking military action, that would be my preference," External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:13:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "It's certainly a positive development when the Russians and Syrians both make gestures towards dealing with these chemical weapons," External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:19:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "I did not put this before Congress, you know, just as a political ploy or as symbolism. I put it before Congress because I could not honestly claim that the threat posed by Assad's use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians and women and children posed an imminent, direct threat to the United States," External link

news-yahooFriday, September 6, 2013 7:37:00 PM CEST

Charles Heyman said: “We can’t get our heads around this — why would any commander agree to rocketing a suburb of Damascus with chemical weapons for only a very short-term tactical gain for what is a long-term disaster,” External link

news-yahooSunday, September 8, 2013 11:12:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "I presume that everything concerning the so-called use of chemical weapons is a provocation on the part of the fighters, who expect assistance from the outside, I mean assistance from the countries that have supported them from the very start. This is the essence of this provocation," External link

ruvr-enFriday, September 6, 2013 5:00:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius added: "Why did the Russians change? I think there are two main reasons," "One is that our firmness is paying off, and secondly, they've realized the proof of chemical weapons is increasingly overwhelming" External link

foxnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:49:00 PM CEST

Selim Idris said: "I say to decision-makers that we know this regime, we have experienced it, and we warn you against falling into its trap of deceit and dishonesty," External link

news-yahooMonday, September 9, 2013 7:22:00 PM CEST

John McCain said: "I am against delaying reaction to what is a massacre of a thousand people," "You saw these pictures of these dead children. Come on. This is horrific. We can't stand by and watch this happen" External link

huffingtonpost-Italia-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 7:30:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad suggested: "as he has before, that perhaps the rebels had something to do with it" External link

trendnews-azSunday, September 8, 2013 8:09:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad replied: “That depends. If the rebels or the terrorists in this region or any other group have it, it could happen. I don’t know. I’m not a fortune teller to tell you what’s going to happen” External link

yalibnanMonday, September 9, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius told: “I understand that the Russians, at this stage, are not necessarily enthusiastic, and I’m using a euphemism, to frame all this in a binding U.N. resolution,” External link

WashingtonPostTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:53:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said (about Sergei Lavrov): "The proposal of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov merits close examination," External link

focus-news-enMonday, September 9, 2013 10:28:00 PM CEST

Tony Blinken said: "We would welcome a decision and action for Syria to give up its weapons," External link

wsj-enMonday, September 9, 2013 8:46:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I think you have to take it with a grain of salt initially" External link

thestar-myTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:41:00 AM CEST

Paul Walker said: “both recognized that they had very little military utility and that they didn’t want to use them anymore,” External link

rian-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:45:00 AM CEST

Ben Rhodes said: “What we’ll send is a clear message to him. He has no interest in escalating this conflict, frankly,” External link

thenews-pkTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:01:00 AM CEST

Mike Rogers said: "The president hasn't made the case," External link

timesofomanMonday, September 9, 2013 9:23:00 AM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said (about Ake Sellstrom): “I have not yet received the report from Dr. [Ake] Sellstrom, nor do I know what it will contain. But I do know there has been significant speculation regarding a major use of chemical agents on August 21st leading to the death of hundreds of civilian people,” External link

itartass_enMonday, September 9, 2013 7:29:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama acknowledged: "It's conceivable that at the end of the day I don't persuade a majority of the American people that it's the right thing to do," "And then each member of Congress is going to have to decide" External link

newschannel5Friday, September 6, 2013 5:51:00 PM CEST

John Kerry told: "about 1,000 metric tons of numerous chemical agents, binary components, including finished sulfur, mustard, binary components for sarin and VX," External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:34:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "Where there is a division has to do with the United Nations. There are a number of countries that just as a matter of principal believe that if military action is to be taken, it needs to go through the U.N. Security Council," External link

rian-enFriday, September 6, 2013 7:49:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose said: "He denied that there was, in fact, a chemical attack," External link

mcclatchydcMonday, September 9, 2013 11:04:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: “This was not only a direct attack on human dignity; it is a serious threat to our national security,” “That's why, last weekend, I announced that, as commander in chief, I decided that the United States should take military action against the Syrian regime” External link

alarabiya-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 2:01:00 PM CEST

David Cameron added: "I think we have to be careful though this is not a distraction tactic to discuss something else rather than the problem on the table," "But if it is a genuine offer it should be genuinely looked at" External link

naharnet-enMonday, September 9, 2013 6:24:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: “not Iraq, not [putting] boots on the ground, not a long drawn-out affair,” External link

rian-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 12:30:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: "This case has not yet been made to the American people for more than a few days and we will continue to make the case to the American people," External link

nzheraldSunday, September 8, 2013 1:44:00 AM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "I will tell him very simply, " External link

jpostMonday, September 9, 2013 4:41:00 PM CEST

Shashank Joshi said: "He's playing to two audiences, one is on the international stage, but he is also playing to the domestic stage," External link

thenationalSunday, September 8, 2013 10:26:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “We understood each other, we listened to each other,” “We didn’t agree with each other's arguments, but we could hear them. We tried to find an agreement towards a peaceful settlement of this crisis” External link

nbcnewsFriday, September 6, 2013 4:28:00 PM CEST

John Kerry replied: "Sure. He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. Turn it over, all of it, without delay, and allow a full and total accounting for that. But he isn�t about to do it, and it can�t be done, obviously" External link

radioaustralianewsMonday, September 9, 2013 11:43:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “Today we discussed the possible deterring methods that a number of countries have agreed on in the G20 meeting and they will make their own announcements in the next 24 hours” External link

aljazeera-enSunday, September 8, 2013 4:00:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "We will be more effective if we are unified moving forward," External link

cnnFriday, September 6, 2013 10:56:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I call on members of Congress, from both parties, to come together and stand up for the kind of world we want to live in," External link

news-yahooSunday, September 8, 2013 4:08:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "My objective here has always been to deal with a very specific problem," External link

japantimesTuesday, September 10, 2013 6:39:00 AM CEST

Joseph Cirincione said: "You're always going to have the problem of the bomb in the basement," External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:54:00 AM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: "It is said that all indications converge toward the fact that the regime is responsible" External link

ahram-ENSaturday, September 7, 2013 2:29:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: ''Most of the G20 leaders are opposed to a military action against Syria...using military force against a sovereign country is impermissible,'' External link

Sana-enFriday, September 6, 2013 6:29:00 PM CEST

William Hague said: "They have the full diplomatic support of the United Kingdom," "The United Kingdom will continue to play an active role in addressing the Syria crisis and working with our closest ally in the coming weeks and months" External link

iafricaMonday, September 9, 2013 1:10:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius told: "The question is whether there can be a European stand or whether Europe is incapable of taking a position," External link

timesofomanFriday, September 6, 2013 3:31:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “We spoke sitting down... it was a constructive, meaningful, cordial conversation,” External link

thepeninsulaqatarSaturday, September 7, 2013 4:04:00 AM CEST

David Cameron said: "If that were to be the case it would be hugely welcome," External link

naharnet-enMonday, September 9, 2013 6:24:00 PM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: "I hope that these developments will facilitate the resumption of efforts towards a political solution to the Syrian conflict," "I urge all partners in the international community to seize this momentum to reinvigorate the process leading to the swift holding of a peace conference on Syria as proposed in the U.S.-Russia initiative," External link

xinhuanet_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 6:33:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “There are a number of countries, in the double digits, who are prepared to take military action,” External link

geo-tvSaturday, September 7, 2013 11:41:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad suggested: “they should show that evidence and make their case” External link

japantimesMonday, September 9, 2013 7:09:00 AM CEST

Jean-Yves Le Drian said (about Bashar Assad): "It's an opening. It must be seized upon and Bashar al-Assad's regime must formally respond and firmly engage to it, and it must be implemented quickly," External link

naharnet-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:36:00 PM CEST

Marie Harf said: "We're going to take a hard look at it," External link

wsj-enMonday, September 9, 2013 8:46:00 PM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: "This now needs to be fully worked up as quickly as possible including the details of its implications in terms of safe storage, verification and destruction," External link

xinhuanet_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 6:33:00 PM CEST

Richard Florida writes: "Looking at total job openings favors large metros with more people and more jobs," External link

news-yahooMonday, September 9, 2013 10:22:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "All of us agreed not one dissenter that Assad's deplorable use of chemical weapons, which we know killed hundreds of innocent people this crosses an international, global red line," External link

sbsMonday, September 9, 2013 7:29:00 AM CEST

David Cameron said: "I hope we can send a strong signal that we can act, and act specifically to relieve this appalling suffering caused by the war crime of chemical weapons use," External link

CBCFriday, September 6, 2013 4:21:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: “France will put forward a resolution at the UN Security Council in this sense and the procedure starts today,” External link

aa-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:40:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "Secretary Kerry was making a rhetorical argument about the impossibility and unlikelihood of Assad turning over chemical weapons he has denied he used," External link

ABCnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 6:45:00 PM CEST

Harry Reid said: “The Senate will give this matter the serious attention that it deserves,” External link

dailycallerMonday, September 9, 2013 9:47:00 PM CEST

Ben Rhodes said: “We feel quite aligned with Turkey in our approach to the issue,” External link

latimesFriday, September 6, 2013 2:18:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "The relationship between the United States and the U.K. has often been described as special, essential and it has been described thus because it is," "The bond … is bigger than one vote" External link

CBCMonday, September 9, 2013 2:21:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: “I don’t think we would have got to this point unless we had maintained a credible possibility of a military strike, and I don’t think now is the time for us to let up on that,” External link

euronews-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:12:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "Although there will continue to be some significant disagreements and sources of tension, I am confident that they can be managed," External link

abclocalFriday, September 6, 2013 12:47:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "The American people have gone through a lot when it comes to the military over the last decade or so," External link

cnnFriday, September 6, 2013 10:56:00 PM CEST

Frederick Hoff said: “I think it is inescapable that we plan for the worst,” External link

bloombergSaturday, September 7, 2013 4:24:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: “there needs to be a strong response,” External link

bloombergFriday, September 6, 2013 4:39:00 PM CEST

William Hague said: "We mustn't fall into the trap of attaching too much credibility to the words of a leader, President Assad, who has presided over so many war crimes and crimes against humanity (and) shown such a murderous disregard for the welfare of his own people," "So let's not fall into the trap of believing every word that ... comes out of such a man" External link

bbcMonday, September 9, 2013 1:00:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I want to repeat it, my goal is to maintain the international norm on banning chemical weapons. I want that enforcement to be real, to be serious," External link

upiFriday, September 6, 2013 6:17:00 PM CEST

Chuck Hagel said: "I think it's very unlikely that you would see any increase in refugees because of the nature of the kinds of very precise strikes that we're talking about," External link

jrepTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:04:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “We listen to them and try to analyze,” External link

itartass_enFriday, September 6, 2013 4:23:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said (about Bashar Assad): “The overwhelming direction of support is moving in the direction of holding Assad accountable,” External link

bloombergSunday, September 8, 2013 12:32:00 AM CEST

Pope Francis wrote: "Peace is a good which overcomes every barrier, because it belongs all of humanity #prayforpeace," External link

channelnewsasiaSaturday, September 7, 2013 7:24:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama declared: "This would not be another Iraq or Afghanistan," External link

thestar-mySaturday, September 7, 2013 1:08:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "It was a very friendly conversation. We stick to our guns. Everybody remained with his position," External link

ibtimes-ukSaturday, September 7, 2013 12:59:00 PM CEST

Tony Blinken said (about Bashar Assad): "the track record to date, including recent statements by Assad not even acknowledging that he has chemical weapons, doesn't give you a lot of confidence" External link

usaTodayTuesday, September 10, 2013 6:09:00 PM CEST

Jay Carney said: "We will engage and have been engaged in intense conversations with our friends and allies internationally about this process, about moving forward and testing the seriousness of the Syrians when it comes to the potential for them giving up their chemical weapons stockpile," External link

naharnet-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:44:00 PM CEST

Michael Luhan said: "down to the kilo of agents and type of munitions," External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:03:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: “It’s something that’s difficult to do, that takes take time, and is very complicated in the middle of conflict, the kind of conflict that exists currently in Syria,” External link

WashingtonPostTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:32:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said (about Bashar Assad): "That, of course, would be the ultimate way to degrade and deter Assad's arsenal and is the ideal way to take this weapon away from him," External link

CBSnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 9:31:00 PM CEST

Navi Pillay told: "The use of chemical weapons has long been identified as one of the gravest crimes that can be committed, yet their use in Syria seems now to be in little doubt, even if all the circumstances and responsibilities remain to be clarified," External link

CBCMonday, September 9, 2013 5:07:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I know that the American people are weary after a decade of war, even as the war in Iraq has ended, and the war in Afghanistan is winding down. That's why we're not putting our troops in the middle of somebody else's war," External link

thestar-mySaturday, September 7, 2013 1:08:00 PM CEST

Walid Muallem said (about Sergei Lavrov): "We held a round of very effective talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday. He proposed a chemical weapons initiative and we accepted the Russian initiative later that evening," External link

xinhuanet_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:43:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "Will we continue to help Syria? We will," External link

foxnewsSaturday, September 7, 2013 10:20:00 PM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: "Two and half years of conflict in Syria have produced only embarrassing paralysis in the security council," External link

guardianTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:42:00 AM CEST

Ben Rhodes said: "We're skeptical of any statements by the Syrian government given that they haven't even declared their chemical weapons and used them in violation of international law," External link

ABCnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 7:46:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose said: "He (Assad) denied that he had anything to do with the attack," External link

sbsMonday, September 9, 2013 12:59:00 AM CEST

Susan Rice said: “We will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon,” External link

thenews-pkTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:01:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: "If the United Nations Security Council seeks to be the vehicle to make it happen, that cannot be allowed to simply become a debating society," External link

rian-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:05:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin told: "did not commit a crime on our territory," External link

jpostFriday, September 6, 2013 4:14:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "We have to expect the worst" External link

jrepMonday, September 9, 2013 3:25:00 PM CEST

Herman Van Rompuy said: "While respecting the recent calls for action, we underscore at the same time the need to move forward with addressing the Syrian crisis through the U.N. process," External link

abclocalFriday, September 6, 2013 3:18:00 PM CEST

Walid Muallem said (about Sergei Lavrov): “I carefully listened to (Russian foreign minister) Sergei Lavrov’s statement about it. In connection with this, I note that Syria welcomes the Russian initiative based on the Syrian leadership’s concern about the lives of our nationals and the security of our country,” External link

naharnet-enMonday, September 9, 2013 6:24:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "It is unlikely that we would have arrived at that point without a credible military threat," External link

guardianTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:53:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov told: "We, the Russian side, are at the present time working on preparing an effective, clear, concrete plan, for which purpose contacts with the Syrian side are being conducted literally at this minute," External link

trustTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:57:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad insisted: "We-- we're not in the area where... the alleged chemical attack was happened, as is alleged. We're not sure that anything happened," "Our soldiers in another area were attacked chemically, our soldiers. They went to the hospital, as casualties because of chemical weapons. But in the area where they said the government used chemical weapons, we only had video and we only have pictures and allegations. We're not there. Our forces -- our police, our institutions don't exist. How can you talk about what happened if you don't have evidences? We're not like the American administration. We're not social media administration or government. We are the government that deals with reality" External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 1:49:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov added: "And we expect to present this plan soon and we will be ready to work on it with the UN secretary general, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, with the participation of members of the UN Security Council," External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:32:00 PM CEST

Denis McDonough said: “Everybody agrees that on August 21st, Assad used chemical weapons against his own people,” External link

news-yahooSunday, September 8, 2013 11:12:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "It's possible that we can get a breakthrough but it's going to have to be followed up on, and we don't want just a stalling or delaying tactic to put off the pressure that we have on there right now," External link

rferlTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:13:00 AM CEST

Marie Harf said: "Secretary Kerry was merely responding to any fears of a massive military operation with boots on the ground like in Iraq or Afghanistan," External link

timesofomanMonday, September 9, 2013 8:01:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "The use of force against a sovereign nation is only possible as self-defense — and Syria hasn't attacked the United States — and on approval of the U.N. Security Council," "Those who do otherwise place themselves outside the law" External link

news-yahooFriday, September 6, 2013 10:38:00 PM CEST

John Kerry added: "We have to continue to show Syria, Russia and the world that we are not going to fall for stalling tactics," External link

rian-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:05:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "Will we help Syria? We will. We are already helping, we're sending arms [and] cooperating in the economic sphere. " External link

irishsunFriday, September 6, 2013 11:07:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: “Over 1,400 people were gassed. Over 400 of them were children,” “This is not something we've fabricated. This is not something that we are using as an excuse for military action” External link

globalsecuritySaturday, September 7, 2013 12:52:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: "Over 1,400 people were gassed. Over 400 of them were children," External link

ABCnewsSaturday, September 7, 2013 5:53:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: “There’s a growing consensus to take action,” External link

bloombergSunday, September 8, 2013 12:32:00 AM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: “If the establishment of international control over chemical weapons in (Syria) makes it possible to avoid strikes, then we will immediately get to work with Damascus,” External link

irishsunMonday, September 9, 2013 8:37:00 PM CEST

Konstantin Sivkov says (about Bashar Assad): “Assad was forced to pull his forces away from the regions that had no anti-aircraft cover to regions where they would have cover,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:37:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “A number of countries immediately signed on to the G20 agreement,” External link

arabnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 2:38:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: "If we can accomplish this limited goal without taking military action, that would be my preference," "On the other hand, if we don't maintain and move forward without a credible threat of military pressure, I don't think we'll actually get the kind of agreement I'd like to see" External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:18:00 AM CEST

Ban Ki Moon warned: "first and foremost Syria must agree positively to this" External link

news-yahooMonday, September 9, 2013 6:52:00 PM CEST

Guido Westerwelle said (about Angela Merkel): "After we saw this excellent and very wise position of the European Union, the (German) Chancellor (Angela Merkel) and myself decided that we support now the G20 statement," External link

ruvr-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 10:07:00 PM CEST

Susan Rice said: “We cannot allow terrorists bent on destruction, or a nuclear North Korea, or an aspiring nuclear Iran, to believe for one minute that we are shying away from our determination to back up our longstanding warnings,” External link

reutersMonday, September 9, 2013 9:36:00 PM CEST

Paul Walker said: “They were unpredictable, old and leaky,” External link

rian-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:45:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: "It's prohibited in active wars between countries. We certainly don't do it against kids. We've got to stand up for this principle," External link

upiSaturday, September 7, 2013 1:26:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: "They have supported a strike and they support taking action," "They believe it's very important to do that" External link

guardianSunday, September 8, 2013 4:42:00 PM CEST

David Cameron said: "I think we do need some deadlines, we do need some timetables. " External link

naharnet-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:52:00 PM CEST

David Cameron said: "Britain, France and the United States will table a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons in the United Nations Security Council later today," External link

aa-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:22:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I was elected to end wars, not start them," External link

thestar-myFriday, September 6, 2013 9:00:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: “We are calling on the Syrian leadership not only to agree to the placement of chemical weapons storage sites under international control, but also to [their] eventual destruction, and to full accession to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons” External link

itartass_enMonday, September 9, 2013 7:29:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "The use of the Assad regime of chemical weapons constitutes a threat to international security," External link

almanar-enFriday, September 6, 2013 7:33:00 PM CEST

Ben Rhodes said: "We don't expect every country here to agree with that position," External link

news-yahooFriday, September 6, 2013 4:35:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: “We do not know whether Syria will agree to this, but if such international control over chemical weapons in that country helps avoid the strikes, we will start working with Damascus immediately,” External link

itartass_enMonday, September 9, 2013 7:29:00 PM CEST

Marie Harf added: "So I think it's important to keep in mind the context under which this Russian statement and this Syrian statement is happening, that this is only happening in the context of a threat of U.S. military action," External link

cnnMonday, September 9, 2013 8:39:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said (about John Kerry): “potentially positive development". "We are going to run this to ground. John Kerry will be talking to his Russian counterpart,” External link

nbcnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:51:00 AM CEST

Che Guevara : “the people [of Cuba] you see today tell you that even if they should disappear from the face if the earth because an atomic war is unleashed in their names… they will feel completely happy and fulfilled” External link

thejournalTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:38:00 AM CEST

Andrew Sullivan wrote (about Bashar Assad): "We have the possibility of two things: that Russia might actually act decisively to rein Assad in, and also support the only viable policy to accomplish what Obama wants -- protecting the world from these vile weapons," External link

cnnMonday, September 9, 2013 8:39:00 PM CEST

Tony Blinken said: "We welcome a decision by Syria to give up its chemical weapons, " External link

xinhuanet_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:21:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: "Any action we take would be limited, both in time and scope - designed to deter the Syrian government from gassing its own people again and degrade its ability to do so," External link

thestar-mySaturday, September 7, 2013 1:08:00 PM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: "In the face of this cynical use of chemical weapons, the international community cannot remain idle. A clear and strong response is crucial to make clear that such crimes are unacceptable and that there will be no impunity, " External link

rtSaturday, September 7, 2013 8:36:00 PM CEST

Harry Reid said: “I’ve thought about those words … very often lately, as I’ve considered whether America should take action to prevent further atrocities,” External link

dailycallerMonday, September 9, 2013 9:47:00 PM CEST

Sergei Naryshkin told: ”I ask the specialised (International Affairs) Committee to prioritise the work on a special statement on the (Syrian) problem taking into account the recent, hopefully positive, developments,” External link

xinhuanet_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 11:40:00 AM CEST

Michael Mann said: "We are studying the proposal with interest. We welcome any proposal which can reduce the violence in Syria" External link

naharnet-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:38:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "The Senate has made a decision to hold off to see if there are any legs in this Russia proposal," External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:34:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “We remained unconvinced by each other. But there is a dialogue, we hear each other and understand the arguments. I disagree with him, with his arguments, he disagrees with mine, but we hear [each other] and try to analyze [arguments],” External link

rian-enFriday, September 6, 2013 4:45:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "We are very grateful for the statement that came out of the meeting today with respect to Syria - a strong statement about the need for accountability," External link

ruvr-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 10:07:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad denied: "Congress has an opportunity this week to answer a simple question -- should there be consequences for him for having used that material?" External link

upiTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:28:00 AM CEST

David Rhodes said (about Charlie Rose): “Charlie has been working on this for a long time,” External link

nytimesMonday, September 9, 2013 12:59:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama insisted: "The use of chemical weapons in Syria is not only a tragedy but also a violation of international law that must be addressed," External link

abclocalFriday, September 6, 2013 3:18:00 PM CEST

Tony Blinken said: "We would welcome a decision and action by Syria to give up its chemical weapons," "We will take a hard look at the proposal," External link

maannews-enMonday, September 9, 2013 9:31:00 PM CEST

Marie Harf said (about Bashar Assad): “It’s even more important now that Congress votes to authorize the president to use military action against Syrian regime targets, because if we don’t give authorization to do so and don’t respond, Assad will see that as a green light to continue to use chemical weapons,” External link

rian-enMonday, September 9, 2013 11:15:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "We will look at these ideas," "So far, at least, I have not seen ideas presented that, as a practical matter, I think would do the job" External link

cnnMonday, September 9, 2013 7:38:00 PM CEST

Samantha Power told: “Russia continues to hold the council hostage and shirk its international responsibilities, including as a party to the Chemical Weapons Convention,” External link

yalibnanFriday, September 6, 2013 5:14:00 PM CEST

John Kerry told: "On President Hollande's comments with respect to the U.N., the president (Obama), and all of us, are listening carefully to all of our friends," External link

timesofomanMonday, September 9, 2013 9:23:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: "Even if we disagree on this important issue," External link

upiSaturday, September 7, 2013 1:26:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: "These are chemical weapons which, for almost 100 years, the world has banned from usage," "And in time of war, the only people who have used them are Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein, until Bashar al-Assad" External link

rferlSunday, September 8, 2013 7:11:00 AM CEST

Susan Rice says: "US action on Syria will not be another war" External link

smhTuesday, September 10, 2013 11:50:00 AM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “Al-Qaeda units are the main military echelon, and they know this,” “He is lying and knows he is lying. It’s sad” External link

chronicleFriday, September 6, 2013 6:30:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said (about Vladimir Putin): "I said, listen, I don't expect us to agree on this issue of chemical weapons use, although it is possible that after the UN inspector's report, it may be more difficult for Mr Putin to maintain his current position about the evidence," External link

ibtimes-ukSaturday, September 7, 2013 12:59:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said (about Bashar Assad): “Some don’t believe in taking military action ever at all,” “And some want to wait for one thing or another, but the overwhelming support is moving in the direction of holding the Assad regime accountable” External link

nzheraldSunday, September 8, 2013 1:44:00 AM CEST

John Kerry told: "The chemical weapons in Syria ... are controlled in very tight manner by the Assad regime. It is Bashar al-Assad, Maher al-Assad, his brother, and a general who are the three people who have control over the movement and use of chemical weapons," External link

reutersMonday, September 9, 2013 12:13:00 PM CEST

James Miller told: "I emphasized the massive chemical weapons arsenal that North Korea has and that we didn't want to live in a world in which North Korea felt the threshold for chemical weapons use had been lowered," External link

bloombergTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:48:00 AM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "Russia is currently working on preparing a functioning, clear, concrete plan," "Literally right now, we are in contact with the Syrian side, and we expect to present this plan in the near future [to the international community]. And we will be ready to continue working on it and to rework it with the participation of the UN secretary-general, with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and with the participation of members of the UN Security Council" External link

rferlTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:15:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin added: "At this time, which is generally difficult for the world economy, it would be counterproductive to destabilize the situation in the Middle East, to say the least," External link

ruvr-enFriday, September 6, 2013 5:00:00 PM CEST

Tim Marshall said (about John Kerry): "Damascus could now engage in linguistic gymnastics, admit it has small quantities of chemicals, and suggest the United Nations comes to secure them as quickly as possible," "Given that 'quickly' and the 'UN' do not usually belong in the same sentence, that could drag things out for weeks. This is an unlikely scenario, but it is puzzling as to why Mr Kerry even bothered to formulate what can be taken as an ultimatum" External link

ananovaMonday, September 9, 2013 4:33:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “Will we continue to help Syria? Yes, as we help them at the moment. We supply arms and cooperate on economic issues,” External link

rian-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 12:30:00 AM CEST

Guido Westerwelle said: “My impression is that the American side understood our expectations and that they will consider this in their own decision-making process,” External link

nstSunday, September 8, 2013 12:07:00 AM CEST

Charlie Rose said: "had a message to the American people that it had not been a good experience for them to get involved in the Middle East in wars and conflicts,\\\" External link

TheFrontierPost-enSunday, September 8, 2013 8:20:00 PM CEST

Brendan Buck said: "Members of Congress represent the views of their constituents, and only a president can convince the public that military action is required," External link

cnnFriday, September 6, 2013 10:56:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "We do not know whether Syria will agree to this, but if the establishment of international control over chemical weapons in that country will avoid strikes, we will immediately begin working with Damascus," "We call on the Syrian leadership not only to agree on a statement of storage of chemical weapons under international supervision, but also to their subsequent destruction" External link

upiMonday, September 9, 2013 8:20:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov told (about Lakhdar Brahimi): "Many responsible governments are gaining a very clear understanding that the use of force in contravention of the UN Security Council would, in essence, put an end to efforts to achieve a political solution, to convene the Geneva-2 peace conference that [UN Special Envoy] Lakhdar Brahimi is directly working on," External link

MoscowTimesFriday, September 6, 2013 7:29:00 PM CEST

Susan Rice told: "The decision our nation makes in the coming days is being watching in capitols around the world, especially in Teheran or Pyongyang," External link

guardianTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:42:00 AM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: ''We are asking the Syrian government to put its chemical weapons deposits under international control, to then destroy those weapons and to adhere fully to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW),'' External link

ansamedMonday, September 9, 2013 7:36:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “But I want to draw your attention to one circumstance of principal importance: under effective international law, only the U.N. Security Council can authorise the use of force against a sovereign state,” External link

itartass_enMonday, September 9, 2013 5:13:00 PM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: “I must warn that ill-considered military action could cause serious and tragic consequences, and with an increased threat of further sectarian violence,” “We should explore ways to avoid further militarization of the conflict and revitalize the search for a political settlement instead” External link

WashingtonPostFriday, September 6, 2013 3:08:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "Everything is on the brink of explosion you have to expect everything," External link

miamiheraldMonday, September 9, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

David Cameron said: “If Syria were to put its chemical weapons beyond use under international supervision, that clearly would be a big step forward and should be encouraged. I think we should be careful though that this is not a distraction tactic to discuss something else rather than the problem on the table. But if it is a genuine offer, it should be genuinely looked at” External link

independentMonday, September 9, 2013 9:12:00 PM CEST

Hillary Rodham Clinton said: “Achieving a political solution that ends the conflict is in the interest of the United States,” “It will require an intense diplomatic effort guided by the road map that was agreed to by the international community in Geneva last year in June 2012” External link

ABCnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:47:00 AM CEST

John Kerry told: "Nothing focuses the mind like the prospect of a hanging," External link

nbcnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 9:42:00 PM CEST

Tony Blinken said: "the whole point of what we're doing" External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 9:36:00 PM CEST

William Hague said: "It certainly would need to be a Chapter Seven resolution to have any meaning and credibility on this subject," External link

news-yahooTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:34:00 PM CEST

Valerie Amos said: "We always have contingency plans on the basis that numbers might go up unexpectedly," External link

jpostMonday, September 9, 2013 9:44:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "The evidence is powerful and the question for all of us is what are we going to do," External link

yalibnanMonday, September 9, 2013 2:39:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose said: “He denied that he had anything to do with the attack – he denied that he even knew there was a chemical weapons attack,” External link

independentMonday, September 9, 2013 4:08:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "This is what Assad did to his own people," External link

huffingtonpost-Italia-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 7:30:00 PM CEST

Jay Carney said: "We see this as potentially a positive development and we see this as a clear result of the pressure that has been put on Syria," External link

ruvr-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius told: “If we don't react, that means we're sending, today or tomorrow, a telegram to Assad, to the Iranians, the North Koreans and to all terrorist groups starting with al-Qaida. We are sending them a telegram saying 'go on, use chemical weapons,' and by all means we don't want that” External link

CBCSunday, September 8, 2013 5:23:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “I don’t agree with his arguments and he doesn’t agree with mine, but we are listening to them and trying to analyze them,” External link

newschannel5Friday, September 6, 2013 5:51:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “We’re supplying arms and cooperating on economy. I hope there will be more humanitarian collaboration, including in humanitarian aid supplies to the people, the civilians who found themselves today in such dire straits,” External link

rian-enFriday, September 6, 2013 4:45:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "My preference consistently has been a diplomatic resolution to this problem," External link

thestar-myTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:29:00 AM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: "We do not want this to be used as a diversion," "It is by accepting these precise conditions that we will judge the credibility of the intentions expressed yesterday" External link

ABCnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 6:26:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama added: "I think what we’re seeing is that a credible threat of a military strike from the United States, supported potentially by a number of other countries around the world, has given them pause and makes them consider whether or not they would make this move," External link

nbcnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:07:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I consider this (Russian proposal) a modestly positive development. If we can accomplish this limited goal without taking military action, that would be my preference," External link

xinhuanet_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:02:00 PM CEST

Peter Bouckaert said: “Rocket debris and the symptoms of the victims from the August 21 attacks on Ghouta provide telltale evidence about the weapon systems used,” External link

thenewageTuesday, September 10, 2013 11:28:00 AM CEST

John Kerry told: "It has to be real, it has to be measurable, tangible, and it is exceedingly difficult to fulfill those conditions," External link

rian-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:05:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "I don't know. We haven't tried either" External link

jpostMonday, September 9, 2013 4:41:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "We're waiting for that proposal. But we're not waiting for long," External link

ruvr-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

Loretta Sanchez : "For the president to say that this is just a very quick thing and we're out of there, that's how long wars start" External link

news-yahooMonday, September 9, 2013 8:17:00 AM CEST

Javad Zarif said: "Those who are shortsighted and are beating the drums of war are starting a fire that will burn everyone," External link

japantimesMonday, September 9, 2013 7:09:00 AM CEST

François Hollande said: "To do nothing would mean impunity," External link

news-yahooFriday, September 6, 2013 4:35:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "We cannot turn a blind eye to images like the ones we've seen out of Syria," External link

TheFrontierPost-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 12:46:00 PM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: "We want to see a clear and strong response" External link

timesofomanSaturday, September 7, 2013 2:35:00 PM CEST

David Cameron said: "I've only recently heard this announcement myself. If that were to be the case, it would be hugely welcome. " External link

belfasttelegraphMonday, September 9, 2013 6:49:00 PM CEST

Mike Rogers said: "Mr. President, lay out the case. It's an important case for the future national security of this country. You're right on your decision, now show Americans why you believe it's right," External link

thestar-myTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:56:00 AM CEST

Ben Rhodes said: "to address concerns that they have," "This is an ongoing process that we'll work through with the governments" External link

mcclatchydcFriday, September 6, 2013 1:29:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: “It will provide for extremely serious consequences in the event of Syria violating its obligations,” External link

hurriyetdailynewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:29:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "Let's see if we can come up with language that avoids a strike, but accomplishes our key goals to make sure that these chemical weapons are not used," External link

farsnews-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:43:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose said: "he constantly made reference to the fact that the people who were [among] the rebels had significant ties to al Qaeda and al Qaeda affiliates, and that the U.S. should be fearful of that fact," External link

CBSnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:55:00 AM CEST

Harry Reid said: “Now, we’re faced with that choice again,” “We should all remember our history” External link

dailycallerMonday, September 9, 2013 9:47:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said (about George W Bush): "We expected this administration [to be] different from Bush's administration," External link

upiMonday, September 9, 2013 5:17:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "But a resolution to this has to come about because the parties are prepared to come and negotiate that political solution. A resolution will not be found on the battlefield, but at that negotiating table. But we have to get to that table," External link

economictimesMonday, September 9, 2013 8:03:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "He has one of the largest stocks of chemical weapons in the world," "And at the moment, he has no intention of really negotiating. So it is certain that if he's threatened, he will use them again" External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 4:25:00 AM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: "surely be something around which the Security Council could unite in response, and indeed something that would merit international condemnation," External link

rian-enMonday, September 9, 2013 8:14:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "It was a very substantive, constructive, friendly conversation. In a friendly setting, in any case. We each maintained our positions, but there is dialogue," External link

sptimesrussiFriday, September 6, 2013 11:39:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I believe that when you have limited proportional strike like this ... not some long drawn-out affair ... we should be willing to bear that responsibility," External link

upiFriday, September 6, 2013 6:17:00 PM CEST

Walid Muallem said (about Sergei Lavrov): "Yesterday (Monday) we held a round of very fruitful negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and he put forward an initiative regarding chemical weapons. Already in the evening we accepted Russia’s initiative," External link

farsnews-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:43:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “All this will work only in case we hear that American side and all those who support it will denounce using force,” External link

nbcnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 9:42:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “Each of us kept with our own opinion,” External link

nzheraldFriday, September 6, 2013 11:24:00 PM CEST

Samantha Power said: "Even in the wake of the flagrant shattering of the international norm against chemical weapons use, Russia continues to hold the council hostage and shirk its international responsibilities," External link

rfi-enFriday, September 6, 2013 12:36:00 PM CEST

Susan Rice said: “If we do not respond when Iran’s close ally uses weapons of mass destruction, what message does that send to Iran? It risks suggesting that the international community cannot muster the will to act when necessary,” External link

thenews-pkTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:01:00 AM CEST

Abu Ismail said: "We have learned the lessons from Iraq," External link

focus-news-enMonday, September 9, 2013 11:50:00 AM CEST

Vladimir Putin told: "He doesn't agree with me, I don't agree with him. But we listened to each other," External link

cnnFriday, September 6, 2013 5:05:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "What we're talking about is not an open-ended intervention. This would not be another Iraq or Afghanistan," External link

irishsunSaturday, September 7, 2013 5:29:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I knew this was going to be a heavy lift," External link

cnnFriday, September 6, 2013 10:56:00 PM CEST

Ben Rhodes said: "I think we will just have to follow up with them and with other countries going forward to assess the seriousness of this proposal," "At the same time, it is going to be very important that we don't take the pressure off" External link

thejournalMonday, September 9, 2013 8:33:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: “This may be a first step in what potentially could be an end to terrible bloodshed and millions of refugees throughout the region that is of deep concern to us and our allies,” External link

miamiheraldTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:22:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "The vast majority of members of Congress - House and Senate - are undecided. And that's why the videos are being shown and the briefings are taking place," External link

bloombergSunday, September 8, 2013 4:24:00 PM CEST

Mike McCaul said: "Lobbing a few Tomahawk missiles will not restore our credibility overseas," External link

news_com_auMonday, September 9, 2013 2:36:00 PM CEST

John Kerry added: "He isn't about to do it, and it can't be done, obviously," External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:13:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "I'm confident about the state of the evidence," "What does he offer? Words that are contradicted by facts. And he doesn't have a very strong record with respect to this question of credibility" External link

upiMonday, September 9, 2013 3:14:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said (about Bashar Assad): "Today we discussed the possible and necessary measures that can be taken," "All of us agree, not one dissenter, that Assad's deplorable use of chemical weapons... crosses an international global red line" External link

nationittefaqSunday, September 8, 2013 10:18:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "Our bond is bigger than one vote — bigger than one moment in history," External link

yalibnanMonday, September 9, 2013 2:39:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: "It is the acceptance of such specific conditions that we will judge. (Meanwhile), all options are on the table now," External link

xinhuanet_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:43:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “We know that his regime gave orders to prepare for a chemical attack,” External link

miamiheraldMonday, September 9, 2013 4:11:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: “The polls show that the majority now don’t want a war anywhere, not only against Syria,” “But the Congress is going to vote about this in a few days. And I think the Congress is elected by the people and represent the people and work for their interests” External link

miamiheraldTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:16:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: “That is exactly what we’re talking about doing — unbelievably small, limited kind of effort,” External link

news-yahooMonday, September 9, 2013 6:21:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "If the establishment of international control over chemical weapons in that country would allow avoiding strikes, we will immediately start working with Damascus," "We are calling on the Syrian leadership to not only agree on placing chemical weapons storage sites under international control, but also on its subsequent destruction and fully joining the treaty on prohibition of chemical weapons," External link

asharq-eMonday, September 9, 2013 8:45:00 PM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: "Information from a wide variety of sources ... seems to indicate strong evidence that the Syrian regime is responsible for this attack, as it is the only one that possesses chemical weapons agents and the means for their delivery in a sufficient quantity," "A clear and strong response is crucial to make clear that such crimes are unacceptable and that there can be no impunity," External link

ruvr-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 10:07:00 PM CEST

Harry Reid said (about Barack Obama): "The only reason Russia is seeking an alternative to military action is that President Obama has made it plain and clear that the United States will act if we must," "Our credible threat of force has made these diplomatic discussions with Syria possible. And the United States shouldn't withdraw from the direction we are taking as a country" External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:13:00 PM CEST

David Cameron said: "It is important to make sure that this isn't some delaying tactic, that this isn't some ruse. " External link

belfasttelegraphTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:46:00 PM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: "Military action remains on the table," External link

deutschewelle-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 1:29:00 PM CEST

Tim Marshall said: "Damascus could now engage in linguistic gymnastics, admit it has small quantities of chemicals, and suggest the United Nations comes to secure them as quickly as possible," External link

skynewsMonday, September 9, 2013 1:39:00 PM CEST

Hillary Rodham Clinton said: ”continue to support his efforts, and I hope the Congress will as well. “As the president has said, the Assad regime’s inhuman use of weapons of mass destruction against innocent men, women and children violates a universal norm at the heart of our global order, and therefore it demands a strong response from the international community led by the United States,” “The international community cannot ignore the ongoing threat from the Assad regime’s stockpiles of chemical weapons, whether they are used against Syrian civilians or transferred to Hezbollah or stolen by other terrorists. This is about protecting both the Syrian people and our friends in the region” External link

ABCnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:47:00 AM CEST

Ban Ki Moon said: "is the only viable option at this time" External link

ibtimes-auTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:36:00 AM CEST

Barack Obama told: “I consider this a modestly positive development,” External link

ABCnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 9:19:00 AM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: “the need to move forward with addressing the Syrian crisis through the UN process,” External link

independent-ieSaturday, September 7, 2013 2:48:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov added (about John Kerry): “The proposal for setting Syrian chemical weapons under international control is not quite the Russian initiative,” “It arose out of the contacts with American colleagues, from yesterday's statement by John Kerry, who left open the possibility to avoid strikes if the problem (of chemical weapons) will be solved” External link

itartass_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:27:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "I expect them to reply quickly, and hopefully, in a positive manner to the suggestion," External link

israelnationalnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 6:28:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said (about Bashar Assad): “We will be able to hold Bashar al-Assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground or any other prolonged kind of effort in a very limited, very targeted, short-term effort that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapons without assuming responsibility for Syria's civil war,” External link

dailycallerMonday, September 9, 2013 6:41:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: “Given Security Council paralysis on this issue, if we are serious about upholding a ban on chemical weapons use, then an international response is required, and that will not come through Security Council action,” External link

bloombergFriday, September 6, 2013 4:39:00 PM CEST

Peter Bouckaert said: "This evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government troops launched rockets carrying chemical warheads into the Damascus suburbs that terrible morning," External link

CBCTuesday, September 10, 2013 6:34:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "We hope to present this plan in the very near future, and will be prepared to finalize it and work it out with the involvement of the U.N. secretary-general, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and members of the Security Council," External link

independentTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:41:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: “There won't be and there can't be any deal behind the back of the Syrian people,” External link

APMonday, September 9, 2013 4:40:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said (about John Kerry): "The proposal to place Syria's chemical arms under international control is not entirely a Russian initiative," "It has emerged from the contacts we had with American colleagues, from yesterday's statement by John Kerry, who allowed for the possibility to avoid strikes if this problem can be solved" External link

naharnet-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 2:40:00 PM CEST

David Cameron admitted: "things have moved faster than perhaps was anticipated" External link

naharnet-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:52:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: “When there is a breach this brazen of a norm this important and the international community is paralyzed that makes for a more dangerous world,” External link

rian-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 12:30:00 AM CEST

Harry Reid said: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality,” External link

dailycallerMonday, September 9, 2013 9:47:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose reported: “were obviously as prepared as they could be for a strike,” External link

japantimesMonday, September 9, 2013 7:09:00 AM CEST

Alexei Arbatov asked: “But who will volunteer to do the job?” External link

itartass_enTuesday, September 10, 2013 11:42:00 AM CEST

John Kerry described: “That depends. If the rebels or the terrorists in this region or any other group have it, it could happen. I don’t know. I’m not a fortune teller to tell you what’s going to happen…” External link

yalibnanMonday, September 9, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “It was a very friendly conversation,” External link

digitaljournalFriday, September 6, 2013 7:38:00 PM CEST

David Cameron said (about Barack Obama): "Despite 'public scepticism,' Obama will be 'persuasive' in making the case for action in Syria," "Some P-5 countries support UNSC backing for action in Syria, while they have authority to veto it" External link

aa-enFriday, September 6, 2013 7:40:00 PM CEST

Mike Rogers said: “It’s very clear he’s lost support in the last week ... The president hasn’t made the case,” External link

guardiannewsngrMonday, September 9, 2013 12:23:00 AM CEST

Martin Dempsey told: "We assess that the risk of retaliation because of the limited nature of the strike is low. I can't drive it to zero," External link

ruvr-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:42:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "dialogue is necessary among all Syrians, it’s the only solution. UN inspectors must go back to Syria, but some powers are obstructing" External link

ruvr-enMonday, September 9, 2013 5:18:00 PM CEST

Walid Muallem said: “I want to say that Syria welcomes the Russian initiative, considering the Syrian leadership’s care about the life of our citizens and security of our country,” “We also welcome the wisdom of the Russian leadership which is trying to prevent American aggression against our people,” External link

itartass_enMonday, September 9, 2013 7:29:00 PM CEST

Susan Rice said: "All of this is horrific. All of us as human beings feel terrible when we see the extraordinary loss of life that [has] occurred in Syria," "With chemical weapons, they can kill with indiscriminate abandon. People who are innocent are employed in conflict. It is of a greater magnitude because if terrorists get ahold of those weapons, if other dictators get ahold of those weapons, they can be used on a massive scale" External link

huffingtonpost-Italia-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 7:30:00 PM CEST

Jay Carney said (about Bashar Assad): "It's not something that you can simply take the Assad regime's word for it," External link

CBSnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 9:31:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said (about Barack Obama): "Let me be clear, the United States , President (Barack) Obama, myself, others are in full agreement that the end of the conflict in Syria requires a political solution. There is no military solution, we have no illusions about that," External link

channelnewsasiaMonday, September 9, 2013 2:16:00 PM CEST

Harry Reid said: "Before we vote, I want to make sure the President has an opportunity to present his case to the Senate and the American people," External link

ABCnewsTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:47:00 AM CEST

David Cameron told: "We also hail the wisdom of the Russian leadership which is trying to prevent an American aggression against our people”. British Prime Minister David Cameron also spoke positively of the proposal. Cameron has remained supportive of US President Barack Obama and his plan to embark on military intervention in Syria despite failing to get his own motion through government. “If that were to be the case it would be hugely welcome," External link

deutschewelle-enMonday, September 9, 2013 7:50:00 PM CEST

John Kerry told: "Turn it over, all of it, without delay and allow a full and total accounting for that," External link

HinduMonday, September 9, 2013 11:02:00 PM CEST

Bashar Assad said: "First of all, because this is the war that is going to support Al Qaeda and the same people that kill Americans in the 11 of September. The second thing that we all want to tell to the Congress, that they should ask and that what we expect, we expect them to ask this administration about the evidence that they have regarding the chemical story and the allegations that they presented," External link

upiMonday, September 9, 2013 5:17:00 PM CEST

Charlie Rose said: "The most important thing, as he says, is that 'there's no evidence that I used chemical weapons against my own people'," External link

kuwaittimesSunday, September 8, 2013 9:30:00 PM CEST

Hong Lei added: "exchange views with them on the situation" External link

ahram-ENTuesday, September 10, 2013 11:46:00 AM CEST

Jeff Miller said: "I'm not being political, Mr. Secretary," "It's the truth. They don't have the votes. Read any newspaper in this country and you will find that out" External link

trustTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:03:00 PM CEST

Hillary Rodham Clinton said: "I will continue to support his efforts, and I hope the Congress will as well," External link

CBSnewsMonday, September 9, 2013 9:36:00 PM CEST

Denis McDonough said: ''The common-sense test says he is responsible for this. He should be held to account,'' External link

dawnMonday, September 9, 2013 10:49:00 AM CEST

John Kerry noted: "We must give a clear, targeted and effective answer that aims at reducing the Syrian regime's capacity of using chemical arms and dissuade it of using them once again," External link

xinhuanet_enSunday, September 8, 2013 12:57:00 AM CEST

Lamar Alexander said: "I see too much risk that the strike will do more harm than good by setting off a chain of consequences that could involve American fighting men and women in another long-term Middle East conflict," External link

abclocalMonday, September 9, 2013 8:01:00 PM CEST

François Hollande said: “I think the majority of countries taking part in the G-20 summit agree with the position of France and the United States,” External link

deutschewelle-enFriday, September 6, 2013 5:33:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "Absolutely, if, in fact, that happened," External link

newstalkTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:03:00 AM CEST

Koert Debeuf said: "Most countries in Europe are multilateral and they want UN backing," External link

thenationalSunday, September 8, 2013 10:26:00 PM CEST

John Kerry wrote: "Those of us who believe in the international order and believe in efforts to ensure that certain international norms against chemical weapons are respected we have much at stake in this debate," External link

huffingtonpost-Italia-enSaturday, September 7, 2013 7:30:00 PM CEST

Jay Carney said: "He'll be building support for calling on Congress as well as the American people to understand and support the action that he's proposed," External link

naharnet-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 5:44:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “You said views divided 50-50, that is not quite right,” External link

thepeninsulaqatarSaturday, September 7, 2013 4:04:00 AM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: “Our firmness has paid off because the Russians have realized that our proof of the chemical massacre is damning,” External link

bloombergTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:22:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "He sends SCUD missiles into schools," External link

yalibnanMonday, September 9, 2013 2:39:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: "This is our Munich moment, this is our chance to join together and pursue accountability over appeasement...," External link

news-yahooSunday, September 8, 2013 4:08:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “We are already helping them with weapons and we are cooperating in the economic and humanitarian spheres,” External link

bloombergFriday, September 6, 2013 8:14:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama told: "In terms of the votes and the process in Congress, I knew this was going to be a heavy lift," External link

news-yahooFriday, September 6, 2013 7:37:00 PM CEST

Paul Walker said: "I think it still would be a very positive step forward and might be the one open door left to President Assad to hold off a very serious military strike - which obviously would threaten the Assad regime, and certainly his chemical, military forces and command and control," External link

globalsecurityTuesday, September 10, 2013 3:51:00 AM CEST

Laurent Fabius said: "It is on acceptance of these precise conditions that we will judge the credibility of the intentions that were announced yesterday," External link

ahram-ENTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:24:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: "I don't agree with [Obama’s] arguments, and he doesn't agree with mine," External link

foxnewsSaturday, September 7, 2013 10:20:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: “We do not know if Syria agrees to this, but if placing the chemical weapons under international control helps avoid military strikes, then we will immediately get to work on this,” External link

naharnet-enMonday, September 9, 2013 5:22:00 PM CEST

David Cameron said: "This G20 was never going to reach conclusions on Syria. The divisions are too great. " External link

channel4Friday, September 6, 2013 4:42:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "I believe when you have a limited proportional strike like this, with manageable risks, then we should bear that responsibility," External link

cnnFriday, September 6, 2013 10:56:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “We’re supposed to turn away because the UN has become a tool of ideology?” External link

bloombergSunday, September 8, 2013 12:32:00 AM CEST

Nancy Pelosi said: "validates what the president is doing," External link

cnnTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:34:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “Will we help Syria? We will” External link

nzheraldFriday, September 6, 2013 11:24:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said: "The possibility for a political solution remains," External link

radioaustralianewsMonday, September 9, 2013 5:40:00 PM CEST

Ron Wyden said: "What the effects of a military strike would be are not clear," External link

abclocalFriday, September 6, 2013 3:18:00 PM CEST

Hillary Rodham Clinton said: "The Assad regime's inhumane use of weapons of mass destruction against innocent men, women and children violates a universal norm at the heart of our global order, and therefore it demands a strong response from the international community led by the United States," External link

thedailyheraldTuesday, September 10, 2013 4:44:00 AM CEST

Vladimir Putin said: “We listened to each other, we heard each other. I didn’t agree with his argument, he didn’t agree with my argument. We heard each other,” External link

yalibnanFriday, September 6, 2013 5:14:00 PM CEST

William Hague said: "A resolution will not be found on the battlefield, but at that negotiating table. But we have to get to that table.\" External link

TheFrontierPost-enMonday, September 9, 2013 1:34:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: "There's a growing recognition that the world cannot stand idly by," External link

cnnFriday, September 6, 2013 5:05:00 PM CEST

Catherine Ashton said: “We note the on-going UN investigation on the 21st of August attack and further investigations on other chemical weapons attacks carried out in this conflict. It hopes a preliminary report of this first investigation can be released as soon as possible,” External link

itartass_enSaturday, September 7, 2013 5:51:00 PM CEST

Vladimir Putin told: "We hear one another, and understand the arguments but we don't agree. I don't agree with his arguments, he doesn't agree with mine," External link

chinadailySaturday, September 7, 2013 1:40:00 AM CEST

John Kerry said: “We have more countries prepared to take military action than we actually could use in the kind of military action being contemplated,” External link

ananovaSunday, September 8, 2013 5:41:00 PM CEST

Sergei Lavrov said (about Walid Muallem): "We have passed our offer to Walid al-Muallem and hope to receive a fast and positive answer," External link

spiegel-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 12:53:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said: “The kind of world we live in, and our ability to deter this kind of outrageous behavior, is going to depend on the decisions that we make in the days ahead,” External link

miamiheraldFriday, September 6, 2013 11:52:00 PM CEST

John Kerry said: “We’re not talking about war, we’re not going to war,” External link

bloombergMonday, September 9, 2013 3:27:00 PM CEST

Barack Obama said (about Vladimir Putin): "And this is a continuation of conversations I've had with President Putin for quite some time," External link

bloombergTuesday, September 10, 2013 8:48:00 AM CEST

Jay Carney said: "Before this morning, the Syrian government had never even acknowledged they possessed chemical weapons. Now they have," External link

rian-enTuesday, September 10, 2013 7:05:00 PM CEST

Paul Pillar said: "Decision-making at high levels within foreign governments is always a difficult intelligence target. Typically small numbers of people are involved, operational security is high, and penetration - through either human or technical means - is hard," External link

cyprus-mailSaturday, September 7, 2013 11:06:00 AM CEST

Robert Danin said: "It basically throws a bit of a wrench into the administration's approach, but it may be a welcome wrench," External link

sudanvisiondailyTuesday, September 10, 2013 6:22:00 PM CEST

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  • Obama, Cameron, Hollande agree to probe Russia's Syria plan at UN
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Syria's chemical weapons
  • U.S., Britain and France to table UN resolution on Syrian chemical arms
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  • Impromptu or scripted, Syria plan lets Russia play the peacemaker
  • UN Security Council to meet on Syria's weapons
  • UN Security Council to discuss resolution aimed at destroying Syria's chemical weapons

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