Russia Urges Syria To Allow UN Inspectors To Investigate Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons

Activists say hundreds were killed in chemical attack on Wednesday


Russia has urged Syria to allow a United Nations team to investigate allegations that chemical weapons were used in a recent attack.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry agreed that an objective investigation was needed, Russia's foreign ministry said.

It said rebel forces must give UN inspectors already in Syria safe passage to the site.

Activists say hundreds died in Wednesday's attack near Damascus.