White House says working to press Syria to move chemical weapons

by Reuters
Friday, 31 January 2014 18:23 GMT

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - 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." (Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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