Saudi urges UN, EU to immediately address Syria 'massacre'

Saudi Arabia urged the UN Security Council and EU ministers Wednesday to immediately address Syria's "massacre," following claims the army killed more than 650 people in a chemical attack.

"It is time for the UN Security Council to assume responsibility... by convening immediately to reach a clear deterrent decision that ends the humanitarian tragedy," said Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.

"We ask EU foreign ministers meeting today in Brussels (to discuss the Egyptian crisis) to have this humanitarian catastrophe as the main topic of their talks," he told AFP.