March 21st, 2013
10:25 AM ET

U.N. will probe Syria's chemical weapons claim

The United Nations will probe Syria's claim that rebels may have used chemical weapons in the country, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.

Opposition groups, meanwhile, have insisted that the Syrian regime itself used such weapons.

Syria asked for a U.N. investigation of its claim, and Ban said he has a mandate to consider such a request from any member state. So the U.N. probe will focus on the government's allegation.

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  1. saywhat

    UN would probe the claim that rebels may have used chemical weapons.
    Pl don't . Verdict has already been handed down by the wise neocons in our Congress & Israel. It was Bashar.

    March 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Now they want action by the US. And that is the point.

    March 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ronvan

    Send in the troops!! BUT NOT OURS!! Let everyone else go FIRST!

    March 22, 2013 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |