U.N. chief wants 'thorough, impartial, prompt' Syria chemical inquiry

Reuters News
|
Posted: Aug 23, 2013 12:21 PM
U.N. chief wants 'thorough, impartial, prompt' Syria chemical inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday he intends to conduct a "thorough, impartial and prompt investigation" into the latest alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's civil war.

A U.N. statement said top U.N. disarmament official Angela Kane was due to arrive in Damascus on Saturday to push for access to the site of the attack for U.N. inspectors, who were already in Syria to investigate previous chemical attack claims.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols; Editing by Vicki Allen)