Syria To Allow UN Inspectors To Visit Site of Possible Chemical Attack

Many countries have been urging the Assad regime to allow inspectors access


Damascus, Syria (CNN) — Syria will allow U.N. inspectors full access to any site of a purported chemical weapons attack, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad told CNN on Sunday.

The agreement is effective immediately, he said.

But a senior U.S. official called it too little, too late.

The inspectors hope to begin their probe on Monday at the site of last week's suspected chemical attack, according to a statement from the office of the U.N. secretary-general.

Al Mekdad said logistics need to be worked out, since arriving at the site will require crossing into rebel-controlled territory.