US, Russia clash over Syria at UN

US, Russia clash over Syria at UN

A Russian-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution expressing support for sending investigators from the global chemical weapons watchdog agency to the site of an alleged deadly attack in Syria failed to pass on Tuesday.

Twelve council members voted in favour of the US-drafted resolution, while Bolivia joined Russian Federation in voting no and China abstained.

France asks "Russia to call on Damascus to enter a negotiated solution", Delattre said.

Russian ambassador Vasily Nebenzia accused the USA of attempting to mislead the worldwide community and said it is "taking one more step toward confrontation".

"We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will", U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said.

Bolivia voted against the draft resolution, while China abstained.

There was such a body, called the Joint Investigative Mechanism, or JIM, that reported last fall that Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad's forces were responsible for a sarin gas attack in April 2017 that killed approximately 100 civilians and led to US airstrikes on a Syrian military base.

"By its actions, the United States is increasingly aggravating the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria, bringing sufferings to civilians and actually conniving at terrorists who have been tormenting the Syrian people for seven years and provoking a new wave of refugees from that country and the region as a whole", it said.

"The pictures of dead children were not fake news", she said.

In the Security Council meeting, Syria's envoy to the UN Bashar Jaafari condemned the strikes on Syria as a "flagrant violation of the UN Charter" and described the U.S. and its allies as "liars and hypocrites" who are "supporting terrorists in Syria".

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Civilian flights were "already severely limited" over northern Syria for at least the past two years, as a civil war raged there, and only occasionally crossed the southern part of the country to serve Damascus or reach destinations such as Lebanon, Flightradar said in a blog post.

Syrian Ambassador to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, speaks during a UN Security Council meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in NY, on April 14, 2018.

While Syria is believed to have always been in possession of various chemical weapons, the regime first publicly acknowledged its chemical weapons program in summer 2012.

But UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the use of chemical weapons is "abhorrent and requires a thorough investigation", according to his chief spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, at a briefing Monday before the emergency meeting.

Trump said that he would make a decision about how to respond within a few days, adding that the United States had "a lot of options militarily" on Syria.

"The team is preparing to deploy to Syria shortly", it said in a statement.

Syria and its allies Russian Federation and Iran deny the attack and have called for an investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

She accused Russian Federation of repeatedly shielding President Bashar Assad instead of working for Security Council unity. Syria signed the Chemical Weapons Convention, agreeing to remove its chemical weapons.

The OPCW said it would "shortly" deploy a fact-finding team to Douma for an investigation, but USA officials said they were working from their own information and would not necessarily hold back. Six of those resolutions would have condemned the regime for chemical weapons attacks.

She said that the United States, Britain and France had acted "to deter the future use of chemical weapons by holding the Syrian regime responsible for its atrocities against humanity".

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