“Syria will send an appeal to the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in a few days. [The appeal] will have the technical documents necessary to sign the agreement,” Assad said in an interview with Rossiya-24 television.
“These are standard procedures, and we will follow them,” he added, speaking in Arabic with a Russian translation.
Assad emphasized, however, that Syria would not follow such procedures unilaterally while facing US threats and international support of rebel forces.
“When we see that the US genuinely stands for stability in our region, stops threatening us with military intervention and stops supplying terrorists with weapons, then we will consider it possible to finalize all necessary procedures and they will become legitimate and acceptable for Syria,” he said.