U.S. sees signs of progress in talks with Russia on Syria's chemical weapons

GENEVA Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:00pm EDT

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and Russia, in talks to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons programme, are "coming to agreement" on the size of its toxic stockpiles, a U.S. official said on Friday.

The talks between teams led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, which began on Thursday, are at a "pivotal point" and are continuing into Saturday, the official told reporters.

(Reporting by Warren Strobel; Editing by Eric Beech)

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