Syrian opposition vows to ensure safety of UN inspectors

By REUTERS
August 23, 2013 18:48

ISTANBUL - Syria's opposition said on Friday it would ensure the safety of UN chemical weapons inspectors in areas of Syria it controls and said it was critical that they reached the site of an alleged gas attack near Damascus within 48 hours.

"We will ensure the safety of the UN team ... It is critical that those inspectors get there within 48 hours," Khaled Saleh, spokesman for the opposition Syrian National Coalition, told a news conference in Istanbul.


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