The mission of investigators visited the scene of the alleged attack with chemical weapons in a suburb of Damascus, despite the attack against their convoy, this fact increases international tensions over a possible military intervention against the regime.
Despite the attack research mission accomplishment move to the site, southwest of Damascus, the place that is currently in control of the rebels.
Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, issued a “strong protest” against the Syrian authorities with his opposition to the attack and said that despite the “very dangerous circumstances, experts were able to visit two hospitals, interviewed witnesses, survivors and medical personal and collect samples.”
While William Hague, the British foreign minister, said that there is the ‘possibility’ to respond due to the use of chemical weapons without the approval of the Security Council, Hague refused to “give details of military options” foreseen by the West.
Finally Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense of the United States, said his country’s forces are ready to act against the Syrian regime if necessary. “There is strong evidence pointing to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime,” said Hagel, however this was rejected outright by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who warned that any foreign intervention “was doomed to fail.”