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'Syria will comply with UN resolution' - Bashar al-Assad

Syria's president has vowed to abide by the UN resolution calling for the country's chemical weapons stockpile to be destroyed.

Speaking to Italy's Rai News 24 TV, President Bashar al-Assad said his government approved of the Security Council plan.

The UN deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels continues.

He said: "Of course we have to comply. This is our history to comply with every treaty we sign."