UN Asks Syria for “Unfettered Access” to Investigate Chemical Weapons Use


tank-syriaSyria has not yet agreed to give the “unfettered access” demanded by the UN for an inquiry into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country’s conflict, diplomats said.

The Syrian government has asked the UN to investigate its accusation that opposition rebels used chemical weapons in Aleppo province. Britain and France have demanded that the inquiry also take up opposition demands that the government staged that attack and two other allegations that the government used chemical weapons.

UN leader Ban Ki-Moon has repeatedly demanded that UN experts be given “unfettered access” in Syria to determine whether chemical weapons have been used. “The [Syrian] government has still not given this pledge,” a UN diplomat said.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}