Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has said he believes Syrian forces are to blame for the alleged chemical attack, based on the evidence he has seen.
Writing in Swedish on his official blog, Mr Bildt said:
– carl bildt, swedish foreign minister
I have a hard time coming to any conclusion other than that a deadly chemical substance has been used in the attack carried out by the regime's forces between Tuesday and Wednesday on this opposition-controlled area.
He also said that if such an attack was confirmed by UN inspectors, he believes it would force Russia to reconsider its position and perhaps result in stronger action by the UN Security Council.