Reuters – Syria Now Full Member Of Chemical Arms Pact: Syria’s U.N. Envoy – 13 September 2013

Reuters(Reuters) – Syria became a full member of the global anti-chemical weapons treaty on Thursday, the country’s U.N. envoy said, a move that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had promised as part of a deal to avoid U.S. air strikes.

“Legally speaking Syria has become, starting today, a full member of the (chemical weapons) convention,” Syrian U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari told reporters in New York after submitting relevant documents to the United Nations.

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