U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced the agreement after talks here.
Kerry said Syria must submit a comprehensive list of its chemical weapons stockpile within a week.
"We have reached a shared assessment of the amount and type of chemical weapons possessed by the Assad regime, and we are committed to the rapid assumption of control by the international community of those weapons," Kerry said while outlining the steps that the US and Russia have agreed to take under the framework.
"The United States and Russia are committed to the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons in the soonest and safest manner. We agreed that Syria must submit, within a week - not in 30 days, but in one week - a comprehensive listing. And additional details will be addressed regarding that in the coming days," he said.
"We have agreed to destroy all chemical weapons, including the possibility of removing weapons for destruction outside of Syria. We have also reached a side agreement on methodology," Kerry said.
Thanking Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kerry said: "I especially want to thank the cooperative effort of Sergey Lavrov, who has worked hard, and his entire delegation, including teams of the world's foremost chemical weapons experts who have joined us here for the important discussions that we've had over the last two days."
The U.S. was earlier lobbying for international support to launch targeted strikes against regime forces after it accused the Syrian government of killing 1,400 of Syrians in chemical weapons attack on Damascus on Aug 21.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had initially denied the charges of the Aug 21 attack.
Bashar al-Assad earlier said he is ready to place chemical weapons under international control.
He said he had taken the decision due to Russia's proposal and not for the threat of the US intervention.
--IBNS (Posted on 15-09-2013)