France to propose U.N. resolution on Syria chemical weapons

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By Mark John and Dominic Evans PARIS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - France is to put forward a U.N. Security Council draft resolution for Syria to give up its chemical weapons, quickly turning a Russian idea into a full-blown diplomatic proposal that could avert Western military strikes. The French draft would threaten "extremely serious" consequences if Syria violates the conditions for giving up its chemical weapons, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday. ...