Swedish scientist to head UN Syria chemical weapons probe

By REUTERS
March 26, 2013 20:08

 
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UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Swedish scientist Ake Sellstrom to head the UN investigation into allegations that chemical weapons were used in Syria, Ban's spokesman said on Tuesday.

"He is an accomplished scientist with a solid background in disarmament and international security," UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said.

Sellstrom was a chief inspector for UNSCOM, the UN inspection team that investigated and dismantled Iraq's biological and chemical weapons programs in the 1990s. He also worked with UNMOVIC, the UN group that returned to Iraq in 2002 and found no solid evidence Baghdad had revived its banned arms programs before the 2003 US-led invasion.

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