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September 12, 2013 1:22 pm
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Assad Credits Russia for Chemical Weapons Deal

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad waving to an admiring crowd. Photo: Syrianpresidency Instagram account.

Times of Israel – MOSCOW — Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday said he would submit data on his country’s chemical weapons stockpile a month after signing an international convention banning the arms, adding that it was Russia, and not the US, that made the deal possible.

Calling the month wait the “standard process,” Assad said his country would follow it, but said that the process is “two-sided” and suggested it will only work if the US halts its threats of military action against Syria.

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