UK calls on Syria to allow 'immediate access' for UN team

Foreign Secretary Hague called on the Syrian government to allow "immediate access" for UN team investigating allegations of chemical weapons use

UK calls on Syria to allow 'immediate access' for UN team

World Bulletin/News Desk

British Foreign Secretary William Hauge Wednesday called on the Syrian government to allow "immediate access" for the UN team investigating allegations of chemical weapons use.

Hague expressed concern over the allegations of chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of the Ghouta region near Damascus early Wednesday, which reportedly killed 635 people.

"I am deeply concerned by reports that hundreds of people, including children, have been killed in airstrikes and a chemical weapons attack on rebel-held areas near Damascus,"  said Hague. "These reports are uncorroborated and we are urgently seeking more information. But it is clear that if they are verified, it would mark a shocking escalation in the use of chemical weapons in Syria."

"Those who order the use of chemical weapons, and those who use them, should be in no doubt that we will work in every way we can to hold them to account. The UK will be raising this incident at the UN Security Council," he said.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ağustos 2013, 14:40
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