U.N. urges inquiry to identify those behind Syria gas attacks

August 7, 2015 2:22 PM

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U.N. urges inquiry to identify those behind Syria gas attacks

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously asked U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and the head of the global anti-chemical weapons watchdog to prepare a plan to set up an inquiry to identify those behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria's civil war.

Attributing responsibility for poison gas attacks in Syria could pave the way for action by the 15-member Security Council. The body has already threatened consequences for such attacks, which could include sanctions.

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