Professor Fawaz Gerges spoke to the BBC and said President Assad 'should grant the UN inspectors access'.
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Assad should 'grant UN access' if he has 'nothing to hide'

Russia has added its voice to the mounting pressure on Syria over an alleged chemical attack.

A senior UN official is heading for Damascus to press for inspectors to be allowed to visit the site - and Moscow is now urging the Assad regime to co-operate.

The BBC spoke to Professor Fawaz Gerges from the London School of Economics who said "it defies logic that Assad would use such a large-scale chemical attack while UN inspectors are in Damascus".

  • 23 Aug 2013
  • From the section World
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