(BBC) UN: Alleged Syria chemical attacks ‘serious escalation’

Posted by Kendall Harmon

UN officials say alleged chemical weapons attacks which Syria's opposition says killed hundreds near Damascus were a "serious escalation".

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson made the comments after briefing an emergency UN Security Council meeting about Wednesday's incident.

The Security Council also said that clarity was needed over the attacks.

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Posted August 22, 2013 at 7:01 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. BlueOntario wrote:

One would have thought the initial use in April was a serious escalation. I kept waiting for a shot across the bow from that. I wonder if it will ever get to the point where it’s “really, really, serious” and require a letter, or perhaps a full-page ad in the NY and London Times admonishing Syrians for not acting like they care what is being said about them.

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