Russia Supports UN Investigation of Chemical Attack in Syria

Russia Supports UN Investigation of Chemical Attack in Syria

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russia called on both Syrian government and opposition to guarantee safe access for UN mission to investigate alleged gas attack.

Russia has called on the Syrian regime to allow a mission of United Nations inspectors to investigate a possible chemical attack, and guarantee safe passage for UN workers coming into the country, Aljazeera reported.

Russia has also called on forces opposed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad to guarantee the safety of investigators.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has also asked the Syrian government to allow UN inspectors to investigate "without delay" the latest alleged chemical attack in the country's civil war.

"Any use of chemical weapons anywhere, by anybody, under any circumstances, would violate international law," Ban added.

Opposition groups alleged Assad's government on Wednesday fired rockets with chemical warheads into the Damascus suburbs of Arbeen, Zamalka and Ein Tarma. The attack reportedly left hundreds dead.

Syria's government has repeatedly denied the use of chemical weapons.


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