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Assad: US military threat did not cause Syria’s decision to cede chemical arms
Posted By admin On September 12, 2013 @ 11:01 am In World News | Comments Disabled
September 12, 2013
“Syria is placing its chemical weapons under international control because of Russia. The US threats did not influence the decision,” Assad says in interview; Kerry, Lavrov meeting in Geneva to talk details of proposal.
Syria’s decision to cede control of its chemical weapons  was the result of a Russian proposal, not the threat of US military intervention, Interfax news agency quoted President Bashar Assad as saying in a Russian television interview.
“Syria is placing its chemical weapons under international control because of Russia. The US threats did not influence the decision,” Interfax quoted Assad as telling Russia’s state-run Rossiya-24 channel in the interview.
Assad also told Rossiya-24 that Syria would submit documents to the United Nations for an agreement governing the handover of its chemical arsenal.
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 Russia says Syrian rebels used chemical arms near Aleppo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-says-syrian-rebels-used-chemical-arms-near-aleppo.html
 Assad in Interview Said to Deny Role in Chemical Weapons Strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-in-interview-said-to-deny-role-in-chemical-weapons-strike.html
 Assad: “We’ll Do Anything To Prevent Another Crazy War”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-well-do-anything-to-prevent-another-crazy-war.html
 Russia says would support Assad departure from power, if decision reached by Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-says-would-support-assad-departure-from-power-if-decision-reached-by-syria.html
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