U.N. states chemical weapon Mission in Syria is still in limbo

A United Nations spokesperson released a statement on Tuesday that the date for the Mission in Syria to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons has yet to be announced.

The U.N. Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic is anticipating a start date. Officials are currently working in the Hague to complete mission details.

"The Head of the Mission, Professor Åke Sellström, and his team have reassembled in The Hague, where they are now completing their preparations prior to their departure to Syria," the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson also said the U.N. Headquarters is expecting a finalized agreement to be made within the next few days, after which a public announcement will be made.

"At the same time, UN Headquarters is working to finalize the legal and logistical modalities for the investigations on the basis of the agreement reached last month with Syria," the spokesperson said. "It is anticipated that these preparations will be completed within the next days, following which the date of the Mission in Syria will be announced."