Syria must give inspectors access to all chemical weapons ahead of their complete destruction, US and Russia have agreed.

US Secretary of State John Kerry outlined a six-point framework under which Syria must hand over a full list of its stockpile within a week. He said the deal could be enforced by a UN resolution backed by the threat of sanctions or force for non-compliance.

The US says the Syrian regime killed hundreds in a gas attack last month. The government of Bashar al-Assad denies the allegations and has accused the rebels of carrying out the attack.

In a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Mr Kerry called on the Assad government to live up to its public commitments.
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