ISLAHIYE, Turkey Dec 7 U.N. Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon said on Friday he was not aware of any confirmed
reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was preparing to
use chemical weapons but that if he did so it would be an
"outrageous crime" with "huge consequences".
"Recently we have been receiving alarming news that the
Syrian government may be preparing to use chemical weapons. We
have no confirmed reports on this matter," Ban said after
visiting a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey.
"However, if it is the case, then it will be an outrageous
crime in the name of humanity."