UN chief awaits Syria weapons report

Thursday, 29 August 2013 - 19:23



Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his country would defend itself against any aggression.


UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will receive a report on Saturday from weapons inspectors investigating an apparent Syrian chemical attack.


Hundreds are reported to have died in the attack near Damascus last week.


US President Barack Obama has said he has not yet decided on a plan for retaliatory action against Syria.