A team of UN experts will travel to Syria “as soon as possible” to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in the war-torn Middle East country, a UN spokesman said today.
“On the basis of the information evaluated by the (UN) mission to date and to further the understanding reached with the Syrian government, the mission will travel to Syria as soon as possible to contemporaneously investigate three of the reported incidents, including Khan al-Asal,” UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters here.
The announcement came after a visit by UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane and inspector Ake Sellstrom to Damascus last week amid multiple allegations of chemical weapons use.
“The high representative for disarmament affairs briefed the secretary-general on the outcome of the discussions held last week with the government of Syria on the modalities of cooperation required for the proper, safe and efficient conduct of the mission to investigate the allegations of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the spokesman said.
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