Arms deal brings some optimism to Damascus

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Arms deal brings some optimism to Damascus

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On the streets of Damascus, many were encouraged by the chemical weapons deal agreed by the US and Russia in Geneva.

Syrian newspaper headlines on September 15 highlighted that the plan does not mention the use of military force.

Fadia Deeb, a lawmaker in Syria’s parliament, said the breakthrough was a sign that international diplomacy could help to end the civil war.

“All parties should immediately go in this direction to achieve a political solution. Violence or military answers can’t lead to a political solution. The entire region could suffer,” Deeb explained.

Elsewhere, the President of the Arab League spoke out in favour of the deal reached by Moscow and Washington, calling it “a step” towards bringing peace to Syria.