Syria to join Chemical Weapons Convention, Assad announces

Syria crisis: Assad sets out chemicals plan timeline
BBC World, 12 September 2013 Last updated at 16:45 GMT

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has given the first indication of a timeline for placing its chemical weapons under international control.

He told Russian TV that Syria would apply to join a UN chemicals convention “in the next few days” and submit arms data a month after signing.

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Jean Pascal Zanders (Belgium) has worked on questions of chemical and biological weapon (CBW) armament and disarmament since 1986. He was CBW Project Leader at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Director of the BioWeapons Prevention Project and Senior Research Fellow responsible for disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation questions at the European Union Institute for Security Studies. He now owns and runs The Trench.