Friday, 23 August 2013

Ban Ki-moon on the chemical attack in Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been making the case for dictator Assad to allow UN experts to visit the site of the chemical attack in Syria:

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pressed for a UN team to gain access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, saying he sees “no good reason” for either side in the civil war to deny a chance to get to the truth of what happened.
Ban said today he has asked Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s government for its “full cooperation” so that the UN team of chemical experts already in Damascus can “swiftly investigate” the Aug. 21 attack that opposition groups say killed as many as 1,300 people.
“Any use of chemical weapons, anywhere, by anybody, under any circumstances, would violate international law,” Ban said in a speech in Seoul. “Such a crime against humanity should result in serious consequences.”

Ban Ki-moon must be a rather naïve man. Of course Assad has a very good reason to prevent the UN chemical experts from visiting the site - he does not want them to see the truth.

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