[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon [official profile] on Monday expressed his concern that Syria [JURIST news archive] could potentially use chemical weapons in its ongoing conflict. Ban expressed his hopes that the international community would keep a close eye on the situation [UN News Centre report], even though the Syrian government has stated it would not use such weapons of mass destruction against its own citizens. Ban's concerns stem in part from Syria not being a party to the Organisation...

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