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UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The United Nations said Thursday it has received documents from the Syrian government seeking to join the international convention banning chemical weapons.

“In the past few hours we have received a document from the government of Syria which is being translated,” said a U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq. He said it was “an accession document” for the chemical convention.

 Photo Credit: AFP/Louai Beshara

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