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US warns diplomatic solution for Syria will take time

Last modified: 12 Sep 2013 04:08

The White House warned on Wednesday that a diplomatic solution over Syria would take "some time" and pledged to pursue talks despite skepticism from US lawmakers that Damascus would make good on a Russian plan to surrender its chemical weapons.

"We are doing the responsible thing here, which is testing the potential there for success," White House spokesman Jay Carney told a briefing, referring to a diplomatic push.

"I suspect this will take some time." [Reuters]