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Syria 'to comply' with resolution

A Syrian Government minister said it "will comply" with a United Nations Security Council resolution on chemical weapons, in a guarded welcome to the Russia and US deal.

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Hollande urges early UN vote on tough Syria resolution

French President Francois Hollande has called for a UN resolution on Syria backed by the threat of punitive action to be voted on by the end of the week.

Speaking on French television, Hollande said that while a political and diplomatic solution to the wider Syrian conflict was possible, the option of military strikes must remain on the table.

French President Francois Hollande spoke on the national TF1 television. Credit: TF1

He called the US-Russian removing Syria's chemical weapons an "important step" towards a possible political solution to the conflict.

Hollande told France's TF1 television, "It must include the threat of sanctions - that there is some kind of sanction if it is not applied."

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