Syria

Syria: Rebels Could Block Access to Some Chemical Weapons Sites

Regime promises to allow international observers access

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 Syrian President Bashar Assad said his government will allow international experts access to its chemical weapons sites, but cautioned in an interview broadcast Monday that rebels might block them from reaching some of the locations.

In an interview with Chinese state TV, Assad said Damascus is dedicated to implementing a Russia-U.S. agreement to surrender its chemical weapons to international control. According to the accord that was brokered last week in Geneva, inspectors are to be on the ground in Syria by November.