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Obama: Russia's Syria proposal 'possible resolution'

US President Barack Obama has said he will put on hold plans for a military strike if Syria puts its chemical weapons stockpiles under international control.

But Mr Obama said he was sceptical Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would follow through.

Speaking to Diane Sawyer an interview with ABC News, Mr Obama said: "I want to make sure that the norm against [the] use of chemical weapons is maintained."

"If we can do that without a military strike that is overwhelmingly my preference," he added.

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