UN Council seeks 'clarity' on Syria chem weapons claim

UN Security Council members are seeking "clarity" on opposition claims that Syrian troops used chemical weapons in an attack near Damascus, Argentina's UN envoy, the council president, said Wednesday.

"There must be clarity on what happened and the situation must be followed carefully," Argentina's envoy Maria Cristina Perceval said after the council met behind closed doors, adding that members "welcomed the determination of the secretary general to ensure a thorough, impartial investigation."