Bashar al-Assad Says Will Only Allow 'Impartial' Chemical Attack Probe

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Bashar al-Assad Says Will Only Allow 'Impartial' Chemical Attack Probe

Bashar al-Assad warned that he would only allow an "impartial" investigation into chemical attack

Damascus:  Syria's President Bashar al-Assad warned that he would only allow an "impartial" external investigation of last week's suspected chemical attack, in an exclusive interview with AFP in Damascus.

"We can only allow any investigation when it's impartial, when we make sure that unbiased countries will participate in this delegation in order to make sure that they won't use it for politicised purposes," Assad said Wednesday.

Government ally Russia on Wednesday vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution demanding Syria cooperate with an international investigation of the attack.

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