UK: Deal reached on UN resolution on Syria weapons

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In this image taken from Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, video obtained from the Sham News Network, Syrian opposition fighters fire at government forces near Daraa customs in Daraa al-Balad, Syria. Russia offered on Thursday to provide troops to guard facilities where Syria's chemical weapons would be destroyed, as U.N. inspectors prepared to continue their probe on the use of such agents in the country's civil war. (AP Photo/Sham News Network via AP video)
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain's U.N. ambassador says key powers have reached agreement on a resolution to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.

Mark Lyall Grant tweeted that the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council — Britain, France, the U.S., Russia and China — agreed on a "binding and enforceable draft ... resolution."

He says Britain will introduce the text to the 10 other members of the Security Council at a meeting Thursday night.

The U.S. and Russia had been at odds on how to enforce the resolution.

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