and Russia are two of the five permanent Security Council members with a veto. The others are Britain, China, and France. Kerry said any violations will result in “measures” from the Security Council, while Lavrov said the violations must be sent to the Security Council from the board of the Chemical Weapons Convention before sanctions short of the use of force would be considered. At a news conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, Kerry said the inspectors must be on the ground by November and destruction or removal of the chemical weapons must be completed by mid-2014. “We have committed to a standard that says, verify and verify,” he said. Lavrov called the agreements a “decision based on consensus and compromise and professionalism.” “Any violations of procedures … would be looked at by the Security Council and if they are approved, the Security Council would take the required measures, concrete measures,” Lavrov said. “Nothing is said about the use of force or about any automatic sanctions. All violations should be approved by the Security Council.” Kerry said the pair and their teams of experts had reached “a shared assessment” of Syria’s weapons stockpile and that Syria must destroy all of its weapons. The negotiations between the United States and Russia on securing Syria’s chemical weapons also are considered key to a resumption of peace talks to end the 2 1/2-year Syrian civil war. 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Big question: Is this United States squad the best in history?
With a young Landon Donovan causing all kinds of problems for opposition defenses and with John OBrien and Claudio Reyna breaking things up in midfield the U.S. had a solid defensive core to build from. Brad Friedel in goal was phenomenal and with a winger like DaMarcus Beasley whipping in crosses for Brian McBride, if I shut my eyes I can still recall that scintillating first-half display against Portugal in Suwon. Bruce Arena had a heck of a squad and just keeping everyone happy was tough. At the back veterans like Eddie Pope and Jeff Agoos kept everything together and it was a joy to watch them allow Donovan, Beasley and other youngsters dash forward and create havoc. Much like Klinsmann today, Arena had at least two players for every position and the 2002 World Cup side would push the current U.S. team all the way in terms of being the best squad in U.S. soccer history. United States national team 2013 World Cup qualifying Jurgen Klinsmann has the likes of Altidore, Dempsey, Donovan and Bradley to choose from. Ah, so here we go. This current U.S.