Walid al-Muallem
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Syria accepts Russian proposal on its chemical stockpile

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has said that Damascus was willing to become a party to the Chemical Weapons Convention.

"We are ready to honour our commitments under this convention, including providing information about these weapons," he said.

A Russian plan for Syria's chemical weapons to be put under international control has sparked immediate disputes over resolutions at the United Nations.

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