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UN issues new Syria chemical weapons request

Ban Ki-moon Credit: ABACA/ABACA/Press Association Images

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has renewed his request for complete access to Syria for the UN team investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country.

Speaking in New York, he said: “A credible and comprehensive inquiry requires full access to the sites where chemical weapons are alleged to have been used. I again urge the Syrian authorities to allow the investigation to proceed without delay and without any conditions,”

The initial focus of the investigation will be the alleged use of chemical weapons in Kfar Dael region in Aleppo governorate.