Syria chemical attack evidence may have been destroyed: Hague
LONDON, England (AFP) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Sunday that any evidence of a chemical attack by the Syrian regime may have already been destroyed.
"The fact is that much of the evidence could have been destroyed by that artillery bombardment," he said, referring to reported continued attacks on the area east of Damascus where the chemical attack is believed to have taken place.
"Other evidence could have degraded over the last few days, and other evidence could have been tampered with," he added at a press conference held shortly after Damascus gave its green light to a mission by UN inspectors.
The experts are Monday to start investigating the site of the alleged attack as a sceptical Washington said Syria's acceptance had come too late.