UN chief 'concerned' over Syria's chemical weapons

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
UN chief Ban-Ki Moon is concerned over Syria's latest revelation Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said he was "very concerned Syria may be tempted to use chemical weapons".

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Syria retracts weapons threat

Syria has said an earlier foreign ministry statement that it would use chemical weapons against foreign forces was "misconstrued and taken out of context". Britain had earlier said the threat from Damascus is "unacceptable"