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UN probe team confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria

English.news.cn   2013-12-13 06:55:37            

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- The joint team of the United Nations-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Thursday it "concludes that chemical weapons have been used in the ongoing conflict between the parties in the Syrian Arab Republic."

The conclusion was contained in the 82-page final report of an international probe into the alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

The report was posted on the website of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs shortly after it was presented to UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon here by Ake Sellstrom, the head of an international probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian conflict, which has been going on for more than two years.

Ban told reporters here that he will brief the UN General Assembly on the report Friday and the UN Security Council Monday.

UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said earlier it was up to the Security Council to determine what, if any, course of action was necessary.

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UN chief receives final report of Syria's chemical weapons probe

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said here Thursday that he just received the final report of Syria's chemical weapons probe, and he will brief the UN General Assembly on the report Friday and the UN Security Council Monday.

The secretary-general made the statement to the press here shortly after he got the report from Ake Sellstrom, the head of an international probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian conflict. Sellstrom is also a Swedish scientist, an expert in chemical weapons.   Full story

 

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