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Moscow to propose UN resolution to probe alleged Syria chemical attack

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow will propose a UN resolution to investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria, after Russia rejected a similar move from the United States.

The rival proposals from Moscow and Washington put the Security Council on course for a clash that could trigger vetoes of both measures.

Lavrov says Russia would propose a “transparent and honest” investigation with the involvement of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at the Security Council on Tuesday.

Russian-backed Syrian regime forces could ensure the safety of OPCW experts if they were to travel to the scene, he adds, criticizing previous investigations for having been conducted from a distance.

— AFP

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