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Syrian envoy to UN: Damascus ready to cooperate with UN fact-finding mission

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New York, April 3, IRNA -- Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaˈafari has voiced Damascus complete readiness to cooperate with the United Nations fact-finding mission which is to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria by the foreign-backed millitants, it was reported Wednesday.

Speaking exclusively to IRNA, Jaˈafari said the UN group would depart for Syria after the process of selecting its experts and members was finalized.

"We are still preparing conditions for the UN mission and the group willl be dispatched immediately after this stage is finalized," Jaáfari told IRNA.

"Damascus will provide every logistic and security conditions for the UN group on its mission in Syria," said the Syrian diplomat.

Following a formal request from the Syrian Government two weeks ago, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that a fact-finding mission would be dispatched to Syria to examine the reported use of chemical weapons on the outskirts of Aleppo.

According to media reports, Syrian terrorist groups have managed to use chemical weapons for the first time in northern parts of the country and near the state of Aleppo.

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