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Accord reached on Syria chemical weapons, according to UN

Published on Jul 27, 2013 3:09 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The United Nations said on Friday it reached an agreement with Syria on an inquiry into the use of chemical weapons, but did not say UN inspectors would be allowed in.

Two UN envoys went to Damascus on Tuesday and Wednesday and held talks with Syria's deputy prime minister and foreign minister, read a brief UN statement.

"The discussions were thorough and productive and led to an agreement on the way forward," added the statement, without giving any other detail.

Mr Ake Sellstrom, the chief inspector in the UN investigation team, and Ms Angela Kane, the UN high representative for disarmament, were to report to UN leader Ban Ki Moon on the trip.

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