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Russia 'ignoring facts' over Syria attack: US

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The United States accused Russia of ignoring the facts surrounding a poison gas attack in Syria, highlighting tensions between the West and Moscow over how to eliminate the country's chemical weapons. 

US Secretary of State John Kerry (4th L) arrives for a closed briefing on Syria before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee September 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Despite a weekend agreement between the Cold War rivals aimed at dismantling Syria's chemical arsenal by mid-2014, the two sides remain poles apart in their assessment of the August 21 gas attack which left hundreds dead.

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