UN chief demands Syria renounce chemical weapons

By REUTERS
July 27, 2012 18:33

 
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LONDON - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said he was "deeply" concerned about reports of the possible use of chemical weapons by Syria, and demanded the government state it would not use them "under any circumstances."

"I remain deeply concerned about the reports of the possible use of chemical weapons," he told reporters, citing one report in which Syria said it would use such weapons if it was attacked by foreign powers.

"I demand .... that the Syrian authorities categorically state that they will not use chemical or other weapons of mass destruction under any circumstances," he added, speaking at a joint news conference in London with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Both Hague and Ban expressed deep concern about escalating violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which is under a major assault by government forces. "I also want them to know in the Assad regime that the more they do this sort of thing, the more we will increase the practical support we give to the opposition movements in Syria," Hague said, referring to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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