Syrian snipers shoot at convoy

The United Nations chemical weapons team in Damascus have been shot at by Syrian snipers, a UN spokesperson said. The experts have reportedly returned to their hotel after inspecting the site of an alleged 'gas attack'.

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Syria's foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem met with UN

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem (R) meets Angela Kane Credit: Reuters

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.

Iran calls for 'serious reaction' to Syria

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.

The international community must show a serious reaction to the use of chemical weapons by the terrorists in Syria and condemn this move.

– Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif


Syria will 'allow UN inspectors to visit' says Iran

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.

We are in close contact with the Syrian government and they have reassured us that they had never used such inhumane weapons and would have the fullest cooperation with the UN experts to visit the areas affected.

– Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Press TV quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday in a telephone conversation with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino.

UN official arrives in Syria

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.

Appeal for international action as Syria buries its dead

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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