(CBS NEWS) President Bashar Assad says Syria will start submitting data on its chemical weapons stockpile a month after signing the convention banning such weapons. Meanwhile, the United Nations said it has received a letter from Syria stating its intention to join the chemical weapons treaty which bans the production, stockpiling and use of the deadly weapons.
Assad says submitting the data a month after signing the convention is the "standard process" and his country will follow it.
He made the comment in an interview with Russia's Rossiya-24 TV. The full interview will be broadcast later Thursday.
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