UN chief receives report on alleged chemical weapons use in Syria

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Dr. Ake Sellström hands over report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has  received the report of the UN team investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

A note by the Secretary-General's spokesperson says Professor Ake Sellström, the head of the UN Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria transmitted the report to the Secretary-General on Sunday.

Secretary-General Ban will provide the report to the Member States on Monday, the spokesperson adds.

The Secretary-General will also brief the Security Council on the report during closed consultations.

In another development, the UN Secretary-General on Saturday received the formal instrument of accession to the 1992 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction by the Syrian Arab Republic.

The Secretary-General welcomed the accession of Syria to this Convention.

The Convention will enter into force for Syria on the 30th day following the country's accession.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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