Obama hails Syrian chemical weapons agreement, US remains prepared to act if diplomacy fails

  • by: DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 14, 2013 - 1:50 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomed an agreement Saturday to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile as an "important, concrete step" toward the ultimate goal of eliminating them but warned that the U.S. remains prepared to act if the attempt at a diplomatic solution fails.

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