The United States says it is "deeply concerned"
by reports that 1,300 Syrians were killed in a chemical weapons
attack near Damascus, and calls on the United Nations to investigate.
"The United States strongly condemns any and all use of chemical weapons. Those responsible for the use of chemical weapons must be held accountable," White House spokesman Josh Earnest says.
"If the Syrian government has nothing to hide and is truly committed to an impartial and credible investigation of chemical weapons use in Syria, it will facilitate the UN team's immediate and unfettered access to this site."
The US also calls for "urgent consultations" at the UN Security Council on the allegations.
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