The U.N. chemical weapons inspection team in Syria will continue its investigations until Friday and plans to leave on Saturday morning, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

Ban, visiting Vienna, said he had spoken to U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday about the situation in Syria.

"They (the inspection team) will continue investigation activities until tomorrow, Friday, and will come out of Syria Saturday morning and will report to me," Ban told reporters in the Austrian capital.