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Russia Presses Syria to Hand Over Chemical Weapons

September 9, 2013

Russian wants Syria to hand over its chemical weapons and have them destroyed.

"We call on the Syrian leadership to bring its chemical weapons under international control and to have them subsequently destroyed," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

He said that he suggested to his visiting Syrian counterpart, Walid al-Moallem, that Damascus should join the Chemical Weapons Convention. "We expect a quick and, I hope, positive answer," Lavrov said.

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Source: Copyright Deutsche Presse-Agentur ??? Engl 2013

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