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Syria FM: We will stop producing chemical weapons

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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks to the media in Moscow, Monday. Syria's foreign minister said his country welcomes Russia's proposal for it to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes.

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PARIS  — Syria’s foreign minister says President Bashar Assad’s regime will declare its chemical weapons arsenal and sign the chemical weapons convention.

Walid al-Moallem also says Syria is ready to cooperate fully to implement a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons arsenal under international control and it will stop producing chemical weapons.

He adds that Syria will also place chemical weapons locations in the hands of representatives of Russia, “other countries” and the United Nations.

He spoke today exclusively to the Al-Mayadeen TV station.

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