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Violent clashes broke out in several Greek cities after musician Pavlos Fyssas, described as an anti-fascist activist, was stabbed to death by a man who said he belonged to the far-right Golden Dawn party. The death of Fyssas drew condemnation from across Greece's political spectrum and from abroad. While the extremist Golden Dawn has been blamed for numerous violent attacks in the past, the overnight stabbing is the most serious violence so far directly attributed to a member. CNN's Stephanie Cutter defended herself after media watchdog FAIR pointed to her continued close ties to the Obama White House as a sign of her lack of independence. FAIR's Peter Hart noted that Cutter has formed her own consulting firm, which is not disclosing its client list. The Syrian government still has effective control of its chemical weapons and should be able to transfer them to international inspectors for destruction despite the ongoing civil war. Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged the conflict in Syria posed "a very challenging environment" for eliminating the weapons under a framework agreement reached by the United States and Russia. President Barack Obama has told Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in an exchange of letters that the United States is ready to resolve its nuclear dispute with Iran in a way that allows Tehran to show it is not trying to build weapons.