Protestors rally in support of possible U.S. military action in Syria, on Capitol Hill, on September 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama will address the American people on Syria from the White House on Tuesday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister says President Bashar Assad’s regime will declare its chemical weapons arsenal and sign the chemical weapons convention.

Walid al-Moallem also says Syria is ready to cooperate fully to implement a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons arsenal under international control and it will stop producing chemical weapons.

He adds that Syria will also place chemical weapons locations in the hands of representatives of Russia, “other countries” and the United Nations.

He spoke Tuesday exclusively to the Al-Mayadeen TV station.

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