The head of the Arab League has expressed support for Russia's proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control.
Nabil Elaraby told reporters that the Arab League has always been in favour of a "political resolution," adding, "Thank God."
The Arab League has blamed the Syrian government for the alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August, however it did not support military action without UN consent.
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