US and Russia clash at UN over chemical weapons

US and Russia clash at UN over chemical weapons

US government and other Western powers are considering military action over possible poison gas attack in Syrian city

Russia vetoed US draft resolutionReuters / Brendan McDermid / 09-04-18Russia and the United States clashed on Tuesday with the United Nations Security Council on behalf of Syria and blocked each other's attempts to establish international investigations into chemical weapons attacks in the war-torn country.The US and other Western powers are considering taking military action over a possible poison gas attack on Saturday in a Syrian rebel-ridden city that has long resisted President Bashar al-Assad's forces.Russia fails UN in attempt to set up new inquiry in SyriaRussia has vetoed a draft US draft to set up a new investigation to determine blame for such attacks.The US and other countries then blocked two Russian attempts to establish a different investigation that would require the Security Council to determine responsibility.Moscow opposes any Western attack on its ally Assad.Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said Washington's decision to present its resolution coul...


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