WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Syria has accepted a proposal from Russia that would put the country's chemical weapons under international control. The announcement came from Syria's foreign minister on Tuesday morning.
On Monday, Russia offered the plan for Syria to turnover its weapons in an effort to avoid a strike. It was unclear whether or not Syria's President Bashar Assad would accept such a plan.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak on Tuesday night regarding the situation in Syria. It is unclear how this recent news will affect his speech.
A congressional committee approved Obama's plan last week, which means Congress could vote on the strike as early as Wednesday. The President said he has not decided what to do if he fails to receive congressional approval.