Syria to implement US-Russia deal after security council approval

Syrian information minister Omran al-Zoubi said Monday that his government accepts “the Russian plan to get rid of our chemical weapons," and "has started preparing a list.” However, he said, the US-Russian deal will only be implemented when it “turns into something more concrete” following a UN Security Council vote. DEBKAfile: US Secretary of State John Kerry gave Damascus up to Sept. 21 to submit its chemical inventory. The Assad government has begun dictating its own timeline.

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