The Cyprus government has welcomed the proposal of Russia for Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control.

Deputy Government Spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos reiterated that the government condemns the use of chemical weapons by anyone.

“The government hopes for a peaceful settlement in Syria and termination of hostilities the soonest possible,” he noted.

In this framework, he added, “we hail Moscow’s proposal, if it can serve as a means to smooth out the crisis peacefully.”

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