Russia shows U.S. its plan for Syrian chemical weapons: Interfax

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivers a statement in Moscow, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The Russian Foreign Minister says Moscow will push Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control. Sergey Lavrov said Monday that if such a move would help avert a possible U.S. strike on Syria, Russia will start work "immediately" to persuade Syria to relinquish control over its chemical arsenals. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has given the United States its plan for placing Syria's chemical weapons arsenal under international control and intends to discuss it on Thursday in Geneva, the Interfax news agency cited a Russian source as saying on Wednesday.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva, said on Tuesday that Lavrov was expected to send him Russia's proposals for review by the Obama administration.

(Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Gabriela Baczynska)