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      Kaine Releases Statement on Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

      Washington, D.C, - Senator Tim Kaine has released a statement regarding framework for the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons.

      Kaine, a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the statement Saturday afternoon.

      The statement reads:

      "The announcement of a tentative deal between the U.S. and Russia regarding Syria's chemical weapons is promising and demonstrates real progress. While much work remains, we would not have reached this point without American resolve to ensure that use of chemical weapons against civilians must have a consequence. I applaud Secretary Kerry for his tireless efforts throughout this process and look forward to this important work leading to a broader negotiated, political transition to end the violence for all Syrians."

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