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Weapons inspectors submit report on Syria
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The United Nations says its Chief Chemical Weapons Inspector has turned over his team's report on last month's alleged poison gas attack in Syria to the Secretary General.
The report was submitted Sunday and will be briefed to the U.N. Security Council Monday morning.
The inspection team was mandated to report on whether chemical weapons were used in the August 21st attack in the Damascus suburbs.
The report focuses on whether chemical agents were used, not on who was responsible.
"The threat of force is real, and the Assad regime and all those taking part need to understand that President Obama and the United States are committed to achieve this goal," said Secretary of State John Kerry.
This report comes just two days after Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister announced a diplomatic deal to avoid military action against Syria.
It requires Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to submit a list of chemical weapons within one week, allow inspections by November and destroy all weapons by the first half of 2014.
If they do not comply the United Nations will step in.