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A UN team is preparing fact-finding activities at the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria starting on Monday August 26, according to a UN statement.
The Syrian government has promised to observe a ceasefire during visit of a UN inspection team to alleged chemical weapons site, according to a UN statement.
Syria's foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem met with UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane in Damascus.
Syria has agreed to allow UN inspectors access to sites in suburbs of Damascus where alleged chemical attacks occurred, the Syria Foreign Ministry said in a statement broadcast on state television.
Syria has agreed to allow UN inspectors access to sites in the suburbs of Damascus where an alleged chemical attack occurred, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement broadcast on state television.
Syria says it has agreed with the United Nations on a visit to site of chemical weapons attack in Damascus, according to state television.
Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for the international community to show a "serious reaction" to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Iran's foreign minister said the Syrian government had told Tehran it would allow UN inspectors to visit areas allegedly affected by chemical weapons, Iran's Press TV reported.
Press TV quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday in a telephone conversation with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino.
Iran says the Syrian government has offered reassurances that it will give UN experts the "fullest cooperation" to visit areas affected by chemical weapons, Reuters is reporting.
UN High Representative for Disarmament Angela Kane has arrived in Syria to negotiate access to the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack for UN inspectors, who are already in Syria to investigate previous accusations.
Kane arrived at the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus at midday local time (10am BST), Reuters reports.
America and Russia have both made significant statements today concerning the alleged chemical attack in Syria as Damascus continued to buried its dead.
But, as ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports, the cars of UN inspectors remain parked at their hotels in the city.
Warning: Geraint's report contains scenes of a distressing nature
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The international community has called for the alleged chemical attack to be investigated by UN inspectors, swiftly.