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UN to investigate chemical weapons in Syria

Despite a UN report on chemical weapons, disagreements among members is likely to lead to a deadlock.

Last Modified: 27 Apr 2013 02:27
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The US and UK say there is growing evidence of chemical warfare being waged in Syria.

But US President Barack Obama says that he will wait for the results of a UN investigation before he takes any action.

However, Al Jazeera's Diplomatic Editor James Bays, reporting from the UN, says that disagreements within the organisation may yet impede international intervention efforts.

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