Syrian foreign minister says Syria will stop producing chemical weapons

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with the Argentine newspaper Clarin and the Argentine state news agency Telam, in Damascus, Syria on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/SANA)

BEIRUT (AP) – 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 Tuesday exclusively to the Al-Mayadeen TV station.

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