UN Site Visit in Syria Postponed by 1 Day
Syria has announced that UN investigators will not return Tuesday to the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack, because of a dispute over security with rebels.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told a news conference the mission's second day of on-site inspections was postponed to Wednesday.
He stated that accusations by the US administration that the Syrian regime likely used chemical weapons were "categorically false."
The UN team began its probe Monday in a suburb of Damascus, including taking blood samples from victims of the attack last week that activists and rebels blamed on Syrian forces.
The US issued the strongest signal yet that it intends to take military action against Syria, with secretary of state John Kerry saying it was "undeniable" that chemical weapons had been used in the country.