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US: 'Still time' for Syria diplomacy


There is still time for diplomatic and economic pressure "to bear fruit" in Syria, Mark Toner of the US State Department has said, but the military option is not "off the table".

Speaking to Today presenter Evan Davis, Mr Toner said that the US believes President's Assad's days are numbered.

The UN Security Council veto of action by Russia and China "went against the rights and aspirations of the Syrian people", he said.

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