U.N. gets new info on alleged chemical use by Syria

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during ceremonies to honor U.N. Peacekeepers who have been killed in the line of duty on May 29, 2013 at the U.N. in New York City. (AFP)

Britain has sent a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with new information of alleged chemical weapons use by the Syrian government.

Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said Thursday that his government has continued to update the secretary-general and the head of the U.N. team Ban appointed to investigate the alleged chemical weapons attacks with new information.

“I sent a further notification to the secretary-general last week,” he told several reporters.

Lyall Grant said Britain believes all the alleged chemical weapons attacks are by the government. He said the British government has no evidence that the opposition has obtained chemical weapons or used them.

Syria asked the U.N. to investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack in Aleppo in March but is refusing to broaden the investigation to other alleged incidents.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41