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Monday, September 16, 2013

UN confirms chemical weapons used in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, arrives for a joint press conference with British Foreign Secretary William Hague, right, and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, unseen, following their meeting at Quai d'Orsay in Paris, Monday. The U.S. and its closest allies laid out a two-pronged approach in Syria on Monday, calling for enforceable U.N. benchmarks for eradicating the country's chemical weapons program and an international conference bolstering the moderate opposition.