Chemical weapons inspectors submit report on Syria
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Chemical weapons inspectors submit report on Syria

Secretary general to brief Security Council in closed session on Monday, then General Assembly later in the day

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (photo credit: AP/Osama Faisal)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (photo credit: AP/Osama Faisal)

UNITED NATIONS — The UN said its chief chemical weapons inspector has turned over his team’s report on last month’s alleged poison gas attack in Syria to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said the report was transmitted Sunday and the secretary-general will brief a closed session of the UN Security Council on its contents Monday morning. He will also brief the 193-member General Assembly later that day.

The inspection team led by Swedish expert Ake Sellstrom was mandated to report on whether chemical weapons were used in the Aug. 21 attack in the Damascus suburbs and, if so, which chemical agents were used — not on who was responsible.

The secretary-general said Friday that he believes there will be “an overwhelming report” that chemical weapons were used in the attack.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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