09/10/2013 12:38 pm ET Updated Nov 10, 2013

Russia Says UN Resolution Proposal 'Unacceptable'


MOSCOW, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Russia told France on Tuesday that a proposal to adopt a U.N. Security Council resolution holding the Syrian government responsible for the possible use of chemical weapons was unacceptable.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his French counterpart that Moscow would propose a U.N. draft declaration supporting its initiative to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

(Reporting By Thomas Grove, Editing by Steve Gutterman)

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