Nightly News   |  September 15, 2013

What will U.N. report on Syrian chemical attack reveal?

The United Nations inspectors’ report on the Syrian chemical attack is expected tomorrow. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.

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>> by u.n. inspectors about the syrian chemical attack is expected tomorrow. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has more on that for us tonight. andrea, good evening.

>> reporter: good evening, lester. that u.n. inspection report is expected to be devastating for assad. no pointing guns, but evidence that the chemicals were delivered by artillery shell used only by the regime, not by the rebels. tonight secretary of state kerry is in paris, trying to build support for the deal. in meetings tomorrow with the french, the british, the turkish and saudi foreign ministers . earlier today he was in israel where he gained cautious support, as kristen reported from prime minister netanyahu. but the agreement itself ironed out in around-the-clock talks in geneva for three days requires assad to disclose his weapons by friday. if he doesn't deliver, the enforcement is left up to the u.n., but none of that is spelled out, and russia has vetoed any use of force by the u.n. kerry's hope this could still lead to the long delayed political talks about how to end the civil war . and it does get the president off the hook for now from using force since he would likely have lost that vote in congress if it had been held beautiful it does elevate vladimir putin , who is now driving the policy and controlling the timetable. there are a lot of unintended consequences that can still play