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Obama says Syria deal must be 'verifiable and enforceable'

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 00:35

Sept. 13 - In an Oval Office photo-op with Kuwait's emir, President Barack Obama says any plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapon must be ''verifiable and enforceable.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama says he hopes a deal can be made to destroy Syria's chemical weapons, but he emphasized any agreement must be "verifiable and enforceable." He made the remarks on Friday after a meeting at the White House with Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. Obama said he hopes the negotiations taking place in Geneva between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov bear fruit. "But I repeated what I've said publicly, which is any agreement needs to be verifiable and enforceable," Obama said.

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Obama says Syria deal must be 'verifiable and enforceable'

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 00:35