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Madeleine Albright Sees 'Realistic Chance' of Syrian Peace Deal

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 05:28 PM

By Greg Richter

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Former Secretary of State and U.N. Ambassador Madeleine Albright tells CNN she sees a "realistic chance" of a deal to avoid military action against Syria, but admits it will take a while.

"This is a very complicated process," Albright said Wednesday on "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

Getting a U.N. resolution is not a simple issue, she said, because there will have to be negotiations over whether there will be a cease fire in Syria's civil war or what kind of a mandate inspectors will have when looking for chemical weapons.

But the fact that Russia is pushing the idea of having international authorities take over Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons is encouraging, she said.

"The Russians have a reason that they want to do this," Albright said, explaining that Russia is nervous about terrorists and chemical weapons — such as what terrorist might do with them in Chechnya.

"Putin has been looking for a way to kind of re-equalize himself in terms of being a major power," Albright added. "And, frankly, they do not want us to strike."

She described Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is handling negotiations with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva this week as "very smart." Albright worked with Lavrov when she was at the United Nations.

"He can be very nice and practical," she said. "And he can be the opposite."

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