RT: Assad: Syria ceding chem arms due to Russia plan, not US threats
Posted by satyrikon στο Σεπτεμβρίου 12, 2013
BREAKING: Assad – Syria to hand over chem arms in 1 month, only if US drops strike plans
Published time: September 12, 2013 12:48
Edited time: September 12, 2013 15:34
Syrian President Bashar Assad (AFP Photo/SANA)
Syria’s decision to place its chemical weapons arsenal under international control was the result of Russia’s proposal rather than the threat of a US military strike, President Bashar Assad has told a Russian TV channel.
“Syria is handing over its chemical weapons under international supervision because of Russia,” Assad said in an interview with state-run news channel Rossiya-24. “The US threats did not influence the decision,” he added.
Damascus will also submit to the United Nations all documents required for joining the chemical weapons ban treaty, Assad said.
The Syrian president also called on the US administration to drop its plans for military action “with far-fetched reasons as a cause for the attack.
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