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September 12, 2013 1:22 pm

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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