Russia: Syrian rebels preventing probe into alleged chemical attack

by Reuters
Friday, 23 August 2013 11:47 GMT

MOSCOW, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday Syria's opposition was preventing an objective investigation into allegations the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack.

"Much needed signals from the opposition, including its readiness to guarantee the safety and effective work of U.N. experts on territory controlled by militants, unfortunately are not forthcoming," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"It is directly preventing an objective investigation into the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria." (Reporting By Thomas Grove, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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