Militants continue disrupting peace in Aleppo — Russia’s Defense MinistryWorld October 27, 8:33
Russia's UN envoy urges organization to prove Aleppo air strikes continueRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 27, 8:02
Media reports on Russian ships call into Ceuta are controversial — embassyRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 22:03
Russia’s telecom watchdog tries to block LinkedIn through courtSociety & Culture October 26, 21:29
DPR envoy reports no constructive discussion on "Steinmeier formula" in MinskWorld October 26, 21:14
Six NATO countries say ready to dispatch their forces to Black Sea areaWorld October 26, 20:43
Moscow refutes allegations about plans for Russian cruiser's call into Spanish portMilitary & Defense October 26, 20:38
US, Israel abstain from UN GA vote condemning Cuba embargoWorld October 26, 20:31
Western sanctions expected to relax gradually in 2017 — ex-finance ministerBusiness & Economy October 26, 20:25
WASHINGTON, September 19 (Itar-Tass) - Tens of thousands of militants are fighting in Syria, with about 80-90% of them belonging to the Al-Qaida terrorist network and groups associated with it, President Bashar al-Assad of the Syrian Arab Republic said Wednesday in an interview to Fox News TV channel.
The Syrian President claimed that the country’s authorities have evidence that sarin was used by terrorist groups and that evidence was handed to Russian representatives. Assad also noted that UN inspectors would come back to Syria since their mission isn’t completed yet. He recalled that in March his government invited experts to investigate an incident with alleged use of chemical weapons, but then their visit was blocked by the US.
Bashar al-Assad added that Syria is not at the stage of a civil war, but was attacked by Al Qaeda.
Syria ready to fulfill conditions
Syria will fulfill the terms of the agreement on chemical weapons, as stated by Assad. Syria consents to a transfer of its chemical weapons to any country which will be ready to accept them, he added.
An operation to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons will require about $1 billion and will take at least one year, Bashar al-Assad noted. "I think it is a very complicated technically and it needs a lot of money. Some estimated about a billion for the Syrian stockpile," he said.