The analysis of samples collected by the UN chemical weapons investigation team in Syria will begin "within hours," a UN spokesman said Monday, dpa reported.
"The samples were shipped this afternoon from The Hague and will reach their destination within hours," the spokesman said. "The designated laboratories are prepared to begin the analyses immediately after receipt of samples."
Laboratories in non-Security Council member countries have been selected. The spokesman did not elaborate further on where the laboratories are.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to brief the 10 non-permanent members of the UN Security Council Tuesday on the latest developments.
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