Still, there was ample skepticism in Congress about the United Nations as well as Russia’s true intentions, as well as Syria’s willingness to be bound by international agreements.
‘‘There is an overwhelming view it would be preferable if international law and the family of nations could strip Syria of the chemical weapons,’’ said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. ‘‘And there’s a large view we should let that process play out for a little while.’’
Said Boehner: ‘‘Clearly, diplomacy is always a better outcome than military action. But I will say that I'm somewhat skeptical of those that are involved in the diplomatic discussions today.’’
Associated Press writers Donna Cassata, Alan Fram, Stephen Ohlemacher, Lolita Baldor, Bradley Klapper, Nancy Benac, Deb Riechmann, Matthew Lee, Kimberly Dozier and Darlene Superville contributed to this story.