United Nations

Ban Ki-Moon Says Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria Would Be a War Crime

U.N. secretary-general warns of "serious consequences" if alleged chemical attacks are confirmed

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says any use of chemical weapons in Syria would amount to a "crime against humanity" that would result in "serious consequences" if the allegations prove to be true.

Mr. Ban made the comments during a visit to Seoul, adding that use of chemical weapons under any circumstance would violate international law.