The U.N. Secretary-General is calling on the Syrian government to allow a U.N. team now in Damascus to swiftly investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons outside the capital.
Activists claim more than 1000 people died following yesterday's alleged atrocity in the capital Damascus.
A spokesman for Ban Ki-moon says he remains "deeply troubled" by the allegations.
France has warned Syria that it might be time for the world to "react with force" if the allegations are proved to be true.
Eduardo del Buey is the deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary General: