US, UK, French FMs to Meet in Paris

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The US, French and British foreign ministers will meet in Paris on Monday for talks on Syria and a UN Security Council resolution forcing Syria to give up its chemical weapons, the French presidency said.

US, UK, French FMs to Meet in Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius -- who cancelled a visit to Mongolia for the talks -- and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will attend the working lunch, it said.

France said Friday that the Syrian government's announcement that it had joined a ban on chemical weapons was not enough and called for a binding UN Security Council resolution, AFP reported.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad confirmed for the first time Thursday that Syria planned to relinquish its chemical arms under a Russian plan aimed at averting US-led military action against his government.

As a first step, Syria on Thursday filed documents at the United Nations seeking to join the international convention banning chemical weapons.

Ban will unveil the findings of a UN investigation team to the UN Security Council in New York at 11:15am (1515 GMT).



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