Kerry, Russian foreign minister discuss Syria chemical weapons

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Posted: Sep 09, 2013 2:05 PM
Kerry, Russian foreign minister discuss Syria chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed Syria's chemical weapons in a phone call on Monday, a State Department spokeswoman said.

The call came after Russia proposed that Syria put its chemical weapons stock under international control to try to avert potential U.S. military strikes over a gas attack.

(Reporting By Warren Strobel; Editing by Alistair Bell and Jackie Frank)