UN warns Syria of consequences

UN warns Syria of consequences.

UN warns Syria of consequences

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned the Syrian Government yesterday that the use of chemical weapons is a crime against humanity, as a disarmament expert arrives in Syria.

The UN is urging the Syrian government to allow inspectors to examine the site of the attack and said that, “Any use of chemical weapons anywhere, by anybody, under any circumstances, would violate international law”.

Angela Kane, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, is in Damascus following the alleged chemical attack. A UN spokesman said, “The Secretary-General believes that the incidents reported yesterday need to be investigated without delay”.

In recent days, activists confirmed that chemical weapons were used by forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in the eastern suburbs of Damascus.

Al Assad’s regime last month agreed to allow UN experts to investigate three other sites where chemical attacks were alleged to have taken place.

Meanwhile, footage distributed by activists showed unconscious children, people with foam coming out of their mouth and doctors providing them with oxygen to help them breathe – triggering anger around the world.

Syrian anti-government activists have accused the Assad regime of carrying out the attack using toxic gas, with the number of dead reported to be up to 1,300.

In its defence, the government has denied that it used chemical weapons, calling the allegations “absolutely baseless”.

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