August 23rd, 2013
04:58 AM ET

U.N. urges probe of chemical weapons claim

United Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said Friday that allegations the Syrian regime used chemical weapons should be investigated immediately, saying such a "crime against humanity should result in serious consequences for the perpetrator."

Ban, speaking in South Korea, said he had called on the Syrian government to allow a U.N. inspection team currently in Syria to examine previous claims of chemical weapons use swiftly to access the site of the latest alleged attack.

He is also sending the U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane, to Damascus to press the case for an urgent investigation.


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  1. chrissy

    And im getting very tired of whoever it is posting garbage under MY name! Its childish and dumb!

    August 24, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ Kenny, i didnt want anything. It was just a jacked post someone made and whoever it was said somethings about you and rupert and i knew i hadnt seen either one of you posting.

    August 25, 2013 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Regarding weapons, why did an eight-year-old Louisiana boy have access to a gun? He did not kill his grandmother with a video game.
    Is this Darwin Revisited?
    At the age of eight, in Mississippi, I absolutely understood what a gun could do.

    August 25, 2013 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Obviously, the owner of the gun was careless about storing it. This is unsurprising; it happens rather frequently.
      Grandma should have been packing. STG, you know.

      August 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      SYG. You knew what I meant.

      August 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
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