From FNC Producer Jonathan Wachtel at the UN:
The UN confirms that it has just today received an accession letter/document, concerning the Syrian government’s decision to eliminate its chemical weapons arsenal and join the Chemical Weapons Convention. The document is being translated from Arabic to English now.
The document is dated today.
The document was formally received by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. It is being studied by the UN legal department and officials tied to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Fox News gleaned that it contains explicit mention that the Syrian Arab Republic does *not* recognize Israel and the document appears to lay out plans for a speedy joining of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Sound from UN spokesman Farhan Haq on this:
12:36:17 We have received a document from Syria in Arab concerning an accession document….
(accession = expressing desire to join a treaty.)