UN council rejects Russian measure on OPCW mission to Syria

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The UN Security Council rejected Tuesday a Russian draft resolution supporting a fact-finding mission by the OPCW chemical weapons watchdog to Syria to investigate allegations of toxic gas attacks.

The council voted five in favor, four against, with six abstentions, falling short of the nine votes required to adopt the measure.  

Britain, France and the United States opposed the measure that would have supported the mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, but would not identify the perpetrators of the attacks.