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The Syrian government and the UN have agreed to a mutual understanding that enters into force immediately, allowing the UN inspection team to investigate an alleged chemical weapons use in Damascus countryside on August 22, an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said.

The agreement states that the team, headed by Prof. Ake Sellstrom, should coordinate with the Syrian government on the date and time of the team's visit to the sites agreed upon by the two sides.

The agreement came during a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem with the UN High Representative for Disarmament, Angela Kane earlier this morning.

Al-Moallem expressed Syria's readiness to cooperate with the UN investigators to expose the false allegations of the terrorist groups accusing the Syrian forces of using chemical weapons in eastern Ghouta.