Brief Respite for President, but No Plan B on Syria
"The Russian-American deal to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal gives President Obama some breathing space after a politically damaging few weeks. But the list of things that could still go wrong is extensive and daunting.Multimedia Multimedia FeatureThe RefugeesRelated Times Topic: Crisis in SyriaDeal Represents Turn for Syria; Rebels Deflated (September 16, 2013)G.O.P. Expresses Hope as Obama Praises Syria Deal (September 16, 2013)How Syria Media Advisers Decided Who Would Speak to President Assad (September 16, 2013) Connect With Us on TwitterFollow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines.Twitter List: Reporters and EditorsThe two sides could deadlock over the text of a United Nations Security Council resolution codifying the agreement. Syria could insist on deal-breaking conditions or fail to turn over a complete accounting of its weapons within a week, as mandated. International inspectors could be obstructed on the ground or chemical stocks could be hidden from them."
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