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. rupert

    Its between u & faith. Hmmmm

    August 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    OMG! Rupert knock it off! Oh and go lay down by your dish would you please! Most definitely NOT ME @ 10:38!

    August 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol yea ok @ kandi and marie, you can run that to the dump! The ONLY troll around here is you and the rest of your fantasy loon squad!

    August 24, 2013 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. rupert


    August 24, 2013 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. ronvan

    The UN, "urges" a probe? What a complete joke! May we PLEASE enter your country to see if someone did something wrong? IF the UN cannot do its job without asking permission then get rid of them! There is a situation where chemical weapons might have been used, SO, we are coming to investigate and we will have free access to find out what happened! IF you say NO, then ALL UN members will come in and stop everything! BUT, NO, you will have the obvious countries that will NOT agree and then it is up to those other countries to figure out what to do! WHY not move the UN into one of these countries?

    August 24, 2013 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    UN is always urging@ronvan
    Ruled by the 5 permanent security council members with veto power, it hardly moves without a nod from all of them. yes UN is a farce.
    According to US sources even the claim that chemical weapons have been used is murky and who used them even murkier.
    Probablity is that we would move assuming that they were used and by Syrian govt.

    August 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    News today indicate that US military is preparing for a cruise missile attack.
    Russia of course came out with a statement that its the rebels who are impeding a probe into the alleged attack.
    So we attack and Assad regime falls, people are killed and then??

    August 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hope

    Obviously hes a gentleman. We were merely dicussing our opinions which is status quo on most blogs. Kindly replace my replies to their original positions.

    August 24, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hope

    And btw i am not Mary

    August 24, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    I'm humbled by above comments.
    Indeed @Hope its opinions which are discussed on these blogs regardless of trolls.Issues which are directly related to American global or interests of Americans at home do need to be publicly debated.

    August 24, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Larry

    He's effete.

    August 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Why must you be such a disgusting pig @ JR? STHU!

    August 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. J.R.

    Now chrissy, it breaks my heart, It really does that you would think so little of me. I would never, ever post the dirt that someone posing as Mr. Hernandez would post.
    I certainly would appreciate you leaving my name out of this. Have a wonderful evening and good night.

    August 24, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Not me @ 10:53 and not funny. Neither rupert nor kenny have even posted tonite i dont believe.

    August 24, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    And @ JR, i didnt post your name only your initials. And even as you just stated whomever they are they certainly have a filthy mouth!

    August 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
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