UN chemical weapons experts start work in Syria

20 August 2013 09:43
U.N. chemical weapons experts have started working in Syria, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, August 19, reports Itar-Tass. “The United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic began its work today”, - he stated. According to Ban Ki-moon the team will work in Syria for up to two weeks. This period can be extended by mutual consent. “The Mission will contemporaneously investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons reported by the Government of Syria at Khan al-Asal as well as two other allegations of the use of chemical weapons reported by Member States,” he stated. “In order to credibly establish the facts, the Mission must have full access to the sites of the alleged incidents. This includes access to the reported sites to undertake the necessary”.