Syrian U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari had sharp words for the U.S. administration on Tuesday (September 3) after a closed-door meeting between U.N. disarmament chief Angela Kane and the 37 U.N. member states that asked Ban to investigate the Aug. 21 poison gas attack.

"Who asked Mr. Obama to be the bully of the world?" Ja'afari said. He also raised media reports suggesting rebels launched the Aug. 21 chemical attack with the aid of Saudi Arabia.