UN to Vote on Extending Syria Gas Attacks Probe

The United Nations Security Council will vote Tuesday on whether to extend an international investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria — a measure that could be vetoed by Russia.

The United States requested a vote on a draft resolution it presented last week that would allow the joint UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) panel to continue for another year its work of identifying who is behind toxic gas attacks in Syria’s six-year war.

The measure is facing a possible veto from Russia, Syria’s ally, which wants to first see a report due on Thursday on a sarin gas attack in Khan Sheikhun before deciding on the fate of the inquiry.

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