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        9/13/2013, Tishrei 9, 5774

      Putin: Syria's Signing of Weapons Convention Important


      Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed, Friday, Syria's joining the international convention against proliferation of chemical weapons.

      Putin said that Syria's signature on the convention indicated the serious intentions of the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad to resolve the chemical-weapons issue, following an attack in the suburbs of Damascus last month. He called the signature an important step.