Nunn: Syria Chemical Weapons Deal a “Potential Game-Changer”

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Speaking to Andrea Mitchell on September 17, former Senator Sam Nunn called the Syria chemical weapons deal "an uphill climb," but acknowledged that it's a potential "game-changer." 

Nunn mentioned the deep experience that U.S. and Russia have on eliminating chemical stocks, noting that the U.S. has eliminated about 90% of its declared arsenal, and Russia has gotten rid of 75% of its chemical weapons.

When asked about Russia's role, Nunn said, "I think it's healthy for Russia to be involved in a leadership in a responsible direction. For too long we and the Russians have thought in terms of a zero-sum game. This is a win-win if we can get it done."

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