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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivers a statement in Moscow, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The Russian Foreign Minister says Moscow will push Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control. Sergey Lavrov said Monday that if such a move would help avert a possible U.S. strike on Syria, Russia will start work “immediately” to persuade Syria to relinquish control over its chemical arsenals. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)