• In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets Russian deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, left, in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

    In an interview on the Fox News television channel, Syria's president said his government would dispose of its chemical weapons arsenal and it would take about a year and cost about $1 billion.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 19, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT