John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva to talk about Russia's proposal that would see Syria handing over its chemical weapons.

FOX News Radio's Simon Owen reports:

The State Department says it's doable but difficult as Secretary Kerry meets with his Russian counterpart to discuss Russia's plan to stave off an American military strike on Syria. Russia is proposing Syria declares and then surrenders all of its chemical weapons. John Kerry will want to know how that would happen -- and also what the consequences would be if Syria failed to deliver. The talks are expected to last at least through to Friday. 

In London, Simon Owen, FOX News Radio.

Vladimir Putin

As Secretary of State Kerry works out the details of a new Syrian arms control proposal with the Russians in Geneva, Switzerland -- the Russian President is trying to turn up the political pressure in the U.S.

FOX News Radio's Mike Majchrowitz reports from the White House:

Trying to capitalize on his new diplomatic leverage, Russian President Vladimir Putin put out an op-ed in the "New York Times" scolding the U.S. for foreign interventions, undermining the United Nations process and arrogance for asserting "American exceptionalism". California House Republican Buck McKeon, the Armed Services Committee Chair, dismissed the Russian rebuke:

(McKeon) "I am a little leery of us taking our direction of how we should be acting on the world stage from the Premier of Russia."

The White House insists the Russians now have their prestige on the line with this offer.

At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.