Update: A senior State Department official confirms to FOX News that Secretary of State Kerry will meet with the Russian Foreign Minister in Geneva on Thursday to discuss Syria.
A diplomatic solution involving Syria's chemical weapons is being worked on by Russia, and Syria says it will accept.
FOX News Radio's Emily Wither reports:
Russia is working out the details of a plan that would see Syria handing over their chemical weapons to an international body. Syria says it's on board, its Foreign Minister says it wants to derail foreign intervention. Syria's allies Iran and China also support it. But Britain's Prime Minister says he has serious questions about the proposal. Meanwhile France is putting forward a resolution to the UN Security Council that threatens military action if the weapons aren't handed over.
Emily Wither, FOX News Radio.
America's top diplomat says the administration will take a close, hard look at a new plan for Syria to give up its chemical weapons.
FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson reports from Washington:
When it comes to that new offer by Russia to broker the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal:
(Kerry) "President Obama will take a hard look at it. But it has to be swift, it has to be real, it has to be verifiable."
Secretary of State John Kerry, before the House Armed Services Committee.
On the Senate floor, Ohio Republican Rob Portman says he wants an international response:
(Portman) "But I do not believe that the administration's proposal of a U.S. military strike is the right answer."
And off the Senate floor, there's word on new plan that recognizes that new effort to come up with a diplomatic resolution.
In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.