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No proof who used chemical weapons: UN

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June 23, 2013

THE head of a UN human rights investigation on Syria said it was still impossible to tell for sure who has used chemical weapons in the country’s devastating conflict.

Paulo Pinheiro, chairman of the investigation committee, said he would not comment on evidence sent by the United States, Britain and France to UN experts which they say shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have used chemical arms.

“We are not able to say who has used chemical agents or chemical weapons and we are very much worried about the chain of custody of the substances,” Pinheiro told reporters after an informal meeting with UN Security Council ambassadors.

A team of experts set up by the UN has also said that it needs access to Syria to determine where chemical arms have been used. The Syrian government has however refused to give the UN experts access to the country.

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[1] AAP: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/no-proof-who-used-chemical-weapons-un/story-fn3dxix6-1226667946080

[2] Western officials: No proof Assad used chemical weapons in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/western-officials-no-proof-assad-used-chemical-weapons-in-syria.html

[3] Syrian rebels aim to use chemical weapons, blame Damascus – report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-aim-to-use-chemical-weapons-blame-damascus-%e2%80%93-report.html

[4] UN has ‘reasonable grounds’ to believe Assad forces used chemical weapons in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-has-reasonable-grounds-to-believe-assad-forces-used-chemical-weapons-in-syria.html

[5] Syrian rebels fire chemical weapons in Aleppo, killing 16 – state news agency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-fire-chemical-weapons-in-aleppo-killing-16-state-news-agency.html

[6] Syria: Assad officials say ‘we don’t need to use chemical weapons’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-assad-officials-say-we-dont-need-to-use-chemical-weapons.html

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