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Arab League Supports Russia's Syria Initiative

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Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, top center, delivers an introduction speech during the Arab countries foreign ministers summit at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) | AP

By The Associated Press

CAIRO -- The Arab League chief has expressed support for Russia's proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control.

Nabil Elaraby told reporters on Tuesday that the Arab League has been always in favor of a "political resolution." He added, "thank God."

The Arab league has blamed the Syrian government for the alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus that killed hundreds of people and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. However it didn't support military action without U.N. consent.

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