Convincing evidence of chemical attack report due Monday
September 17 , 2013
The UN inspectors said a report that clearly indicates the use of chemical weapons in the Syria attack is due on Monday. The inspectors mentioned that "the environmental, chemical and medical samples we have collected provide clear and convincing evidence that surface-to-surface rockets containing the nerve agent sarin were used... in the Ghouta area of Damascus."
The reports specify the areas of Moadamiyeh, Zamalka and Ein Tarma.
Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon is supposed to present the findings to the U.N. Security Council on Monday and A.P has seen the first page of the report. Ban was handed over the report by chief weapons inspector on Sunday.
The inspectors, who were asked to find out if the chemical weapons were used in the attack were allowed access to the victims and doctors after a long delay.
Head of the Geneva- based U.N. panel Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said he is waiting on the evidence from another team, which will be made public later on Monday. It is expected to add momentum to the deal leading Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to the international community.