US President Barack Obama on Friday said UN agreement on a resolution on Syria's chemical weapons was "potentially a huge victory for the international community", dpa reported.
Obama said the diplomatic solution would accomplish more than the use of force by ensuring the removal of Syria's chemical weapons, but that it would not have come without the US threat of a military strike in the wake of an August 21 chemical weapons attack.
"We are very hopeful about the prospects for what can be accomplished. But obviously, there is a lot of work to be done," he said following a meeting with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House.
Concerns about whether Syria would follow through were legitimate, Obama said, but "this represents essentially a significant step forward."
Original headline: UN Syria resolution could be "huge victory," Obama says
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