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UN: No timeline for Syria findings

31 August 2013 Last updated at 19:50 BST

The UN has refused to give a timeframe for the results of an investigation by chemical weapons inspectors in Syria.

However, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said the organisation's secretary general Ban Ki-moon had asked for the laboratory analysis of samples to be expedited.

UN inspectors returned to the Netherlands from Syria on Saturday after carrying out investigations into a chemical attack in Damascus.