France hails breakthrough after US-Russia deal on Syria chemical weapons

AFP , Saturday 14 Sep 2013

France says a deal on Syria's chemical weapons worked out between the United States and Russia is a 'significant step forward'

France hailed as a breakthrough the agreement reached Saturday by the United States and Russia on a plan to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons.

"The plan is a significant step forward," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in a statement, after his Russian and US counterparts reached a deal in Geneva.

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