WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Larson is set to update constituents on the crisis in Syria as fears of an immediate military strike ease after the U.S. and Russia agreed to a diplomatic plan to remove the country’s chemical stockpile.

Larson, a Democrat, plans to meet constituents at a forum scheduled for Sunday afternoon at East Hartford Town Hall. The gathering comes a day after the U.S. and Russia agreed on a plan to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons.

President Barack Obama has hailed the agreement, but says the “United States remains prepared to act” if the plan fails to eliminate Syria’s chemical stockpile.

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