Russia vetoes UN resolution on investigation of use of chemical weapons in Syria

Source : 112 Ukraine

11 countries supported the document on extension of ‘Joint Investigation Mechanism’ mission in Syria
13:02, 25 October 2017


Russia imposed a veto over the resolution of the UN Security Council on the extension of the mission mandate that investigates the use of the chemical weapons in Syria in the results of which the civilians died as Reuters reported.

The investigation of the UN and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that is known as the ‘Joint Investigation Mechanism’ (JIM) was unanimously supported by 15 countries-members of the UN Security Council in 2015 and extended in 2016 for one year. The mandate of the mission will end in the middle of November 2017.

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The representatives of the JIM should report on October 26 on the responsible persons for the attack of Khan Shaykhun on April 4 when dozens of people died.

Russia claimed that it wants to discuss the JIM report before the voting on the mandate extension and Russian Ambassador Vasiliy Nebenzia unsuccessfully asked to postpone the voting.

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It is reported that China abstained from the voting on Tuesday while Bolivia joined Russian attitude and voted against the resolution.

11 countries supported the document on the extension of ‘Joint Investigation Mechanism’ mission in Syria.

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It was reported that at least 58 civilians, including nine children died in the result of the dispersion of the chemical agents in the air in Idlib Governorate, Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the suffered had such symptoms as the asphyxia, fainting and nausea.


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