UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the reported released by UN inspectors regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria and said: "This is the most significant confirmed use of chemical weapons against civilians since Saddam Hussein used them in Halabja (Iraq) in 1988,"
Ban further added that "the international community has pledged to prevent any such horror from recurring, yet it has happened again." The UN team was investigating only whether chemical weapons were used in Syria. It was not charged with concluding who launched the attack. (Reuters)