Posted: Sep 28, 2013 2:13 PM by Associated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's prime minister says Damascus will fully cooperate with U.N. inspectors charged with destroying the country's chemical weapons stockpile.
Wael al-Halqi's comments Saturday come a day after the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to purge Syria of its chemical weapons program.
Al-Halqi said in an interview with Lebanon's Al Manar TV that Syria "welcomed the resolution" and "will fulfill its international duties." He also said the government "will facilitate the work of the inspectors."
The U.N. resolution passed on Friday allows the start of a mission to rid Syria's regime of its estimated 1,000-ton chemical arsenal by mid-2014. It also calls for consequences if Syria fails to comply, but those will depend on the council passing another resolution in the event of non-compliance.
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