French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov
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Syria crisis: Russia and France admit rift

Russia and France's foreign ministers have disagreed over who is to blame for the chemical weapons attack in Syria.

After talks in Moscow, France's Laurent Fabius said the UN's report into the August incident left no doubt that the Syrian government was responsible.

But Russia's Sergei Lavrov said Moscow had "serious grounds" to believe the attack had been a provocation by rebel forces.

As political divides widen, the conflict's refugee crisis is also growing.

Nick Childs reports.

  • 17 Sep 2013
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