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Sweden: If Assad "cheats", Moscow will adjust policy

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September 21, 2013 at 09:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Sweden: If Assad "cheats", Moscow will adjust policy

Russia may change its position on Syria if it gets to know that President Bashar al-Assad cheats, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia Sergei Ivanov said on Saturday in Stockholm. Ivanov's words came while answering questions during the 10th conference of the Global Strategic Review sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

"If in future, for example, I'm talking now theoretically and hypothetically, but if Russia becomes sure that Assad, for example, is cheating, we might change our position," he said. "But so far we don't have such evidence."

US and Russian officials reached an agreement September 14 calling for an inventory of Syria's chemical weapons programme and the programmes eradication by mid-2014.

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Sweden: If Assad "cheats", Moscow will adjust policy

Russia may change its position on Syria if it gets to know that President Bashar al-Assad cheats, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia Sergei Ivanov said on Saturday in Stockholm. Ivanov's words came while answering questions during the 10th conference of the Global Strategic Review sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

"If in future, for example, I'm talking now theoretically and hypothetically, but if Russia becomes sure that Assad, for example, is cheating, we might change our position," he said. "But so far we don't have such evidence."

US and Russian officials reached an agreement September 14 calling for an inventory of Syria's chemical weapons programme and the programmes eradication by mid-2014.

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