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Russia fails at U.N. in bid to create new Syria inquiry

11 April 2018

A rival Russian bid to create a new inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria failed at the U.N. Security Council yesterday. The draft resolution only received six votes in favor. It was the second vote by the council yesterday. Russia earlier vetoed a U.S.-drafted Security Council resolution.

It would have created a new inquiry to ascertain blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The Russian draft would have required investigators to report to the Security Council, which could then attribute responsibility.