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Lavrov and Kerry joke over translation

12 September 2013 Last updated at 21:16 BST

The Russian and US foreign ministers have begun a crucial meeting in Geneva on a plan to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control.

Sergei Lavrov and John Kerry said they hoped the plan could avoid military action against Syria.

Toward the end the joint news conference Secretary of State Kerry failed to hear the translation of Mr Lavrov's final words and asked to hear them again.

Foreign Minister Lavrov's aid in English, "It's OK, John", only for Mr Kerry to say, smiling: "You want me to take your word for it - it's a little early for that."

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