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UNSC rejects Russian resolution on investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria

UN Security Council has rejected a Russian-drafted resolution on investigating chemical weapons use in Syria after Moscow vetoed a competing US-proposed measure.

Six countries including China and Russia backed the measure, while seven nations voted against.

Two countries abstained from the voting. A draft resolution requires nine votes to be adopted in the 15-member Council and no Veto from the five permanent members — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States.

Source: AIR