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September 9, 2013 2:42 pm

Russia Urges Syria to Submit Chemical Weapons Stockpiles to International Control

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BBC – Russia has asked Syria to put its chemical weapons stockpiles under international control and then have them destroyed, in an attempt to avoid US military strikes.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the offer was made during talks with his Syrian counterpart, Walid Muallem, who welcomed the initiative.

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