UN chief demands access for UN chemical weapons investigation team in Syria

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking at the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Meeting Room in Seoul. [UN Photo/Evan Schneider]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has demanded access for the UN Chemical Weapons Investigation Team in Syria.

Speaking in Seoul, South Korea on Monday, Mr. Ban said the team on the ground has been working around the clock to respond to the latest reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Secretary-General Ban stressed that every hour counts, adding that the alleged use of chemical weapons was "a major and terrible incident".

"The whole world should be concerned about any threat or use of chemical weapons. And that is why the world is watching Syria. I demand that all parties allow this mission to get on with the job so that we can begin to establish the facts. The team must be able to conduct a full, thorough and unimpeded investigation." (25")

The UN Secretary-General said he has total confidence in the expertise, professionalism and integrity of the UN experts.

Their success, he added "is in everyone's interest – all parties in Syria and all concerned States."

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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