Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has confirmed he will comply with UN chemical weapons accords. He was speaking in an interview with an Italian news channel in which he also said he believes the recent phone call between US President Barack Obama and Iran's new President Hassan Rohani could have a positive effect on the region.
"We joined the international agreement for preventing the use and the acquirement of chemical weapons before that resolution came to light. The main part of the Russian initiative based on our will to do so. So, it's not about the resolution, actually it's about our will," he said.