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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin attends a Security Council meeting in Novo-Ogaryovo, outside Moscow. Moscow:Russia may change its position on Syria if it sees any “cheating” on the part of the regime, a senior Kremlin official said Saturday as the country disclosed first details of its chemical stockpile as the first step of the disarmament plan. “I am speaking theoretically and hypothetically, but if we become convinced that (Syrian President Bashar) al-Assad is cheating, we can change our position,” the Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies. He was speaking at a conference in Stockholm organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Ivanov did not clarify his remarks, and reiterated Russia’s opposition to intervention in the country wrought by civil war that has killed over 110,000 in 30 months. He added that he expects the locations of the Syrian chemical arsenal to be disclosed within a week, but cautioned that the army does not control the entire country. “We still don’t know, where the chemical weapons are located geographically. I think this will become clear within a week,” Ivanov said. The US-Russian plan to dismantle the chemical arms stockpile has helped prevent US-led military action following a chemical attack last month that killed hundreds of people and which Washington blames on the regime. Under the plan, Assad’s regime had until Saturday to supply details of its arsenal. On the eve of the disclosure deadline, the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said it “has received an initial disclosure from the Syrian government of its chemical weapons programme.” Russia has strongly opposed sanctions or strikes against Assad’s regime and has said the sarin gas attack on August 21 was likely perpetrated by the rebels. President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that he “doesn’t know” if Russia can convince Assad to destroy his chemical arsenal. “So far, everything looks as if Syria has completely agreed with our proposal,” he said, adding that the regime’s actions “inspire confidence.” For NDTV Updates,

We may change Syria position if President Assad ‘cheats’, Russia says

“I am speaking theoretically and hypothetically, but if we become convinced that (Syrian President Bashar) al-Assad is cheating, we can change our position,” the Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies. He was speaking at a conference in Stockholm organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Ivanov did not clarify his remarks, and reiterated Russia’s opposition to intervention in the country wrought by civil war that has killed over 110,000 in 30 months. He added that he expects the locations of the Syrian chemical arsenal to be disclosed within a week, but cautioned that the army does not control the entire country. “We still don’t know, where the chemical weapons are located geographically. I think this will become clear within a week,” Ivanov said. The US-Russian plan to dismantle the chemical arms stockpile has helped prevent US-led military action following a chemical attack last month that killed hundreds of people and which Washington blames on the regime. Under the plan, Assad’s regime had until today to supply details of its arsenal. On the eve of the disclosure deadline, the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said it “has received an initial disclosure from the Syrian government of its chemical weapons programme.” Russia has strongly opposed sanctions or strikes against Assad’s regime and has said the sarin gas attack on August 21 was likely perpetrated by the rebels. President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that he “doesn’t know” if Russia can convince Assad to destroy his chemical arsenal. “So far, everything looks as if Syria has completely agreed with our proposal,” he said, adding that the regime’s actions “inspire confidence.” ALSO ON TOI

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Russia may change Syria position if Assad ‘cheats’: official

The Syrian man is one of 89 victims of the Syrian civil war who have been treated at the hospital this year. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) A member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party holds a portrait of late Syrian President Hafez Assad the father of Bashar Assad during a demonstration against a possible military strike in Syria, in front of the United Nations headquarters, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein) This citizen journalism image provided by The Syrian Revolution against Bashar Assad which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Free Syrian army fighter stands on a damaged military tank in Zabadani, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The Syrian Revolution against Bashar Assad) This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a general view of Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA) This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the entrance of Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA) In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian military solider fires a heavy machine gun during clashes with rebels in Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria.(AP Photo/SANA) In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian military solider fires a heavy machine gun during clashes with rebels in Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA) Israeli soldiers are seen near an Iron Dome battery near Jerusalem, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Gil Yohanan) A Syrian living in India wraps herself in a Syrian flag and participates in a protest march against a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria, towards the U.S.