France expects U.N. council to agree on Syria arms measure




 
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September 24th, 2013  
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By John Irish and Alexei Anishchuk UNITED NATIONS/SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - France's foreign minister said on Monday he expects the U.N. Security Council to agree on a resolution to enforce the chemical weapons deal with Syria and appeared to back off French calls for the measure to threaten force against President Bashar al-Assad. Syria's civil war is a top agenda item as world leaders gather this week for the annual U.N. General Assembly. Envoys from the five big U.N. powers - the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China - have been meeting to negotiate a resolution to back the U.S. ...




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