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OPCW chief: 'Unfortunate' that Syria probe's mandate blocked

The head of the international chemical weapons watchdog says that Russia's veto of United Nations Security Council resolutions to extend the mandate of an investigation team that lays blame for … Click to Continue »

Russia again blocks Syria gas attacks probe . US blasts Russia’s 11th veto as “shameful”

Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. A draft resolution put forward by Japan would have extended the UN-led Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) for 30 days to allow […]

Syria chemical attacks: Haley calls Russia 'shameful' after it vetoes UN inquiry

US ambassador Nikki Haley describes Moscow’s use of veto that will let existing inquiry lapse as a ‘shameful’ move Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations security council on Friday to block the renewal of an investigation to identify those behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Show More Summary

UN to vote on last-ditch bid to save Syria gas attacks probe

The United Nations Security Council will vote Friday on a last-ditch bid to salvage a UN-led investigation tasked with identifying those behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria, a day after Russia vetoed the panel's renewal. The council...Show More Summary

Russia opposed to short U.N. extension of Syria inquiry: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia is opposed to a Japanese-drafted United Nations Security council resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, several council diplomats said on Friday.

U.N. to vote on rival U.S., Russia bids to renew Syria inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on rival U.S. and Russian bids to renew an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, diplomats said, a move that could trigger Russia's 10th veto to block action on Syria.

U.N. Security Council to vote Thursday on Syria toxic gas inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will vote on Thursday on a U.S. bid to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, diplomats said, a move that could trigger Russia's 10th veto to block action on Syria.

US calls Venezuela a global threat at a meeting some boycott

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called Venezuela "an increasingly violent narco-state" that threatens the world, speaking Monday at an informal Security Council meeting on the South American nation that was boycotted by Russia, China, Egypt and Bolivia.

Russia, U.S. stalemate over Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but Washington countered that Moscow had refused to engage on a U.S.-drafted resolution.

Russia, China, others boycott U.S. meeting at U.N. on Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia, China, Egypt and Bolivia boycotted an informal public United Nations Security Council meeting on Venezuela on Monday organized by the United States, saying the 15-member body should not be involved in the situation.

Trump: President Xi agrees on North Korea resolutions

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree on the need to implement all United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korea. (Nov. 9)        

Trump: President Xi Agrees on NKorea Resolutions

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree on the need to implement all United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korea. (Nov. 9)        

At UN, Russia challenges report blaming Syria for gas attack

Russia on Tuesday challenged at the UN Security Council the findings of an investigation that blamed the Syrian government for a sarin gas attack as the top United Nations body weighed the future of the panel. Russian Deputy Ambassador...Show More Summary

Syria calls on U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli strikes

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Syria's Foreign Ministry on Thursday called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel's attacks on Syria after an Israeli strike late on Wednesday. The Foreign Ministry asked the Security Council to take "strict and immediate" measures to stop such Israeli attacks, in a statement carried on the state-run SANA news agency. Show More Summary

U.S. draft U.N. resolution seeks extension of Syria chemical probe

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would extend by two years the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, after Russia vetoed an extension last week.

Britain calls for UN sanctions on Syria over sarin attack

Britain on Friday urged the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on Syria after a UN-led investigation found that government forces were responsible for the sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhun. A joint UN-Organisation for...Show More Summary

U.S. condemns Russia veto of probe into Syria chemical weapons use

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is "very disappointed" that Russia on Tuesday cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council against renewing a mandate to continue an investigation into who was responsible for the use of chemical weapons during Syria's civil war.

Russia vetoes extension of mission that investigates use of chemical weapons

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday preventing the renewal of the mandate to a mission that investigates the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

On Iran, U.S. asks U.N. Security Council: 'Where's the outrage?'

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States accused Iran on Wednesday of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer "turn a blind eye" and asking the 15-member council of Tehran's behavior: "where's the outrage?" U.S. Show More Summary

U.S., Russia set for likely U.N. row over Syria toxic gas inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it would push the United Nations Security Council to renew within days an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, setting the stage for a likely showdown with Russia.

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