September 10th, 2013
10:14 AM ET

McCain: 'Immediate Dispatch of Inspectors to Chemical Weapons Sites Required'

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) told "New Day's" Chris Cuomo he is “skeptical” about the Russian deal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control.

Though he said it must be explored and there needs to be “an immediate dispatch of monitors” to the chemical weapons sites.

“I am skeptical, very, very skeptical, but the fact is that you can’t pass up this opportunity, if it is one, but you’ve gotta right away determine whether it’s real or not," he said.

"There are a group of us who are working on, Senators, who are working on an amendment or a change to the resolution that allows for this kind of action and requires guidelines, reporting process and benchmarks that have to be met.”

On credibility of the offer by Russians, Senator McCain said, “When you see the plane loads of Russian arms flying into Damascus on a daily basis, tons and tons. When you see the Russian veto, time after time, of any resolution in the Security Council, I think it’s ample reason to be skeptical."

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