US repeats its call for allowance of UN team in Syria

White House deputy press secretary Earnest on Thursday repeated the US call for the Assad regime to allow UN team full access to the site to try to get to the bottom of what happened in Syria

US repeats its call for allowance of UN team in Syria

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White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest repeated the call for the Assad regime to allow UN team full access to the site to try to get to the bottom of what happened in Syria.

About the situation in Syria with regards to the reports of chemical weapons, Earnest said, "the United States is appalled by reports of widespread civilian killings in Syria that were reported just a couple of nights ago. The images that we've seen are nothing short of horrifying.  And that is why the senior administration officials have been in touch with their counterparts around the world to coordinate on our response. There was some consultation at the United Nations Security Council yesterday". 

"There is a UN chemical weapons investigative team on the ground in Syria right now.  You have an Assad regime that denies responsibility for the use of these chemical weapons.  The easiest way for them to demonstrate that they are on the side of the international community in opposition to the use of chemical weapons is to allow this UN team full access to the site to try to get to the bottom of what happened," said Earnest.  

Earnest added, that means allowing them to interview witnesses. That means allowing them to collect physical samples. And that allows them unfettered access to the region so that they can do their work.  And we renew our call for the Assad regime to do exactly that.

Regarding Egypt, Earnest said, "I will say that the revolution from 2011 in Egypt is still fresh in the minds of the Egyptian people and there is little desire/evidence on the part of the Egyptian people that they want to turn back the clock to the Mubarak regime".

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ağustos 2013, 22:37
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