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White House says working to press Syria to move chemical weapons

  • White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures as he speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON: The White House on Friday urged Syria to expedite moving its chemical weapons to a port where they can be removed.

" Syria must immediately take the necessary actions to comply with its obligations," White House spokesman Jay Carney said at a briefing.

"We all know that the Syrian regime has the capability to move these weapons," Carney said at a briefing," he said. "We're going to continue to work with our partners on this to keep up the pressure on the Assad regime."

 
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