UN chief: Chemical weapons use in Syria 'outrageous crime'

By REUTERS
March 20, 2013 00:16

 
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UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the director general of the independent Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Tuesday they were deeply concerned about the alleged used of chemical weapons in Syria.

"The Secretary-General remains convinced that the use of chemical weapons by any party under any circumstances would constitute an outrageous crime," Ban's office said in a statement after he spoke by telephone with OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu.

The OPCW is a Hague-based body charged with overseeing the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

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