April 4, 2017 / 4:15 PM / 6 months ago

U.N. council to meet Wednesday on suspected Syria toxic gas attack

A crater is seen at the site of an airstrike, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will meet at 1000 EDT (1400 GMT) on Wednesday to be briefed on the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria that killed dozens of people, including 11 children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday.

“We obviously are very concerned about what happened with the Syrian chemical weapon attack so we’ll be having an emergency meeting tomorrow morning in the open chamber,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told reporters.

The United States is president of the 15-member council for April.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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