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(NECN) - Talks have resumed in Switzerland Friday morning between the US and Russia. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart are trying to nail down a plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons. The sides split on who used those weapons and if the military should get involved. Kerry said the talks have been productive and they've agreed to meet in New York later this month.
Joining us with up to the minute insight to the chemical crisis in Syria and beyond, we are joined by Professor Bill Keylor from the International Relations Department at Boston University.
Keylor thinks ‘it’s a hail Mary pass...a real long shot.’ He says there are so many obstacles to a successful resolution to this.
The BU Professor thinks Syria agreeing to the international treaty proves Russia is calling the shots.
Will we learn anything from United Nations report?
Keylor thinks the report will indicate that chemical weapons were used and we should be able to infer from that it was the Assad regime.
But again, we have to think of the obstacles. Because of this, the BU professor thinks it could be at least a year before we reach any great progress.
Watch the attached video to hear more.