"Syria is handing over its chemical weapons under international supervision because of Russia," Assad said in the interview. "The US threats did not influence the decision," he added. Syria will now give the United Nations the documents required for the procedure, Assad added.

Yeah, right.
Amazing... why didn't Russia just ask nicely years ago... ?

Syria will fulfill an initiative to hand over its chemical weapons only when the United States stops threatening to strike Syria, RIA news agency quoted…

Also can be read as "U.S. will stop threats of force when Syria quits using WMD."