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Obama backs UN discussion of Syria arms proposal

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Updated: 9/10/2013 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from Russia to secure Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles.

The official says Obama discussed the proposal Tuesday with French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') and British Prime Minister David Cameron. France's foreign minister says France will float a resolution in the U.N. Security Council aimed at forcing Syria to make public its chemical weapons program, place it under international control and dismantle it.

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Obama has said the proposal marks a potential breakthrough that could halt plans for a U.S. military strike, though he said the details remain unclear.

The official requested anonymity because the officials was not authorized to discuss the private conversations by name.

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nativejax - 9/10/2013 4:33 PM
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Double drats...IMPEACH OBAMA

nativejax - 9/10/2013 4:30 PM
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Double drats...IMPEACH OBAMA

c9bcrewman - 9/10/2013 2:34 PM
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is he still in office? drat's

osprey1 - 9/10/2013 12:15 PM
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Good thing for him Russia has his back side covered, I'm glad Putin is trying to save the U.S. from Obamas war. Russia gave our president this chance, I hope he's smart enough to take it, now he needs to stop running his mouth like he did something to get us of this.

Gunny48 - 9/10/2013 11:36 AM
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Great - now his "rebel" buddies can go back to murdering CHRISTians. That obviously doesn't need to "change".
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