UN disarmament chief arrives in Syria
on 24/08/2013 12:36:18
Angela Kane did not speak to reporters upon her arrival today in the Syrian capital.
Anti-government activists accuse President Bashar Assad's regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of Damascus and have reported death tolls ranging from 136 to 1,300.
The government calls the claims "absolutely baseless".
The US, Britain, France and Russia have all urged the Assad regime and the rebels fighting to overthrow him to cooperate with the United Nations and allow UN experts already in Syria to look into the latest purported use of chemical agents.