China warns against pre-judging UN Syria probe

China has warned that no side should rush to pre-judge the results of any probe by UN chemical weapons experts in Syria.

The UN inspection team has already gone to Syria to start their probe, and [China] hopes and believes they can fully consult with the Syrian government to ensure the smooth progress of the investigation work.

We believe that before the investigation ascertains what really happened, all sides should avoid prejudging the outcome

– chinese foreign ministry statement

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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'.