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Hollande says ‘military option’ on Syria not ruled out

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French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday that he has not ruled out the “military option” against Syria.

“The military option must remain, otherwise there will be no pressure,” Hollande said in a televised address.

Hollande, Kerry, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will meet in Paris Monday to agree on a draft U.N. resolution that will set out how Syria can secure and destroy its chemical weapons stockpile.

The diplomatic breakthrough, which has averted the threat of U.S. military action against Syria, came after a meeting between American and Russian diplomats in Geneva on Saturday.

(With The Associated Press)