China: no Security Council action on Syria before probe complete: Xinhua

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 29, 2013 8:48 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign minister said on Friday the UN security council should not be pushed into any action on Syria before inspectors have completed a probe into allegations of chemical weapons use.

In remarks reported by the official Xinhua news agency, Wang Yi told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a telephone conversation that China fully supported an independent and objective inspection free from outside pressure and interference.

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The results of the probe should not be pre-judged, he said.

(Reporting by Pete Sweeney and Jonathan Standing; Editing by Paul Tait)