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White House skeptical of Syria response to new Russia offer

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks about Syria from the White House in Washington August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks about Syria from the White House in Washington August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering a new offer by Russia to work with Syria to secure chemical weapons, but is skeptical about an early response from Syria's foreign minister that appeared to welcome the idea, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; editing by Jackie Frank)

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