BBC reports that Syria has come with a settlement with the UN and allowed to be investigated for suspected attack with chemical weapons near Damascus. Yolande Knell of BBC confirms that the government has been convinced by the disarmament chief of the United Nations.
Commons/Jroy5 UN convinced Syria to allow inspection on Chemical Weapons
The UN team is supposed to start working on the same on Monday. It has been alleged by activists that over 300 were killed in the eastern and the western parts of the capital. Several suburbs in the regions were allegedly attacked with chemical weapons on Wednesday.
William Hague, the Foreign Secretary of the UK, has specified that there could be probable tampering, degrading or even destruction of evidence since the attack had taken place on Wednesday and five days had passed since the incidence.
Meanwhile, chemical agents have been found in several tunnels. The reports of the national media suggest that rebel fighters used the chemical agents during the attack. The soldiers were found to have suffered suffocation while they fought around Jobar and its suburbs. It has also been reported that Anas Abdul-Razzaq Naem, the Hama governor, was killed due to one car bomb explosion.
The Syrian government seems to have no issues in allowing UN experts to have an investigation regarding the alleged chemical attack. Angela Kane, UN's disarmament chief, has successfully negotiated with the foreign ministry on Sunday. The statement of the negotiation included an immediate effectiveness of the agreement.
A spokesperson representing Ban ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, announced that inspector were getting ready for conducting on-site activities to find out the facts. This investigation is supposed to start on Monday. There will be a ceasefire in the regions that were affected by the alleged chemical attack. Meanwhile, Russia has welcomed the decision to allow UN inspectors. However, one of the key allies of Syria has asked the West not jump in to any conclusion beforehand.
While the West seems to be pretty concerned with the entire episode, David Cameron, the prime minister of UK, had a discussion with Francois Hollande, the president of France on the issue.