United Nations must push for Syria investigation: Wong

U.N. Security Council members meet about the suspected chemical attacks in Douma Syria at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday

Russian Federation had proposed setting up an investigative panel under rules that would have required Security Council approval of its findings - a measure the West charged would compromise its independence.

Shortly afterward, Russian Federation lost its own attempt to set up an inquiry after its own draft resolution only received six votes in favour.

The Russian envoy to the United Nations called on the West to "refrain from plans" it might be harboring for Syria, after three consecutive resolutions to investigate the alleged recent chemical attack near Damascus failed to pass at the Security Council, RT reports.

The 15-member council is due to vote on a USA -drafted resolution that would establish a new inquiry to lay blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia accused the United States, France and Britain of stoking global tensions by engaging in a "confrontational policy against Russia and Syria".

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia has warned the U.S. against military action on Syria.

The other proposal, submitted by Russian Federation, proposed to establish an independent investigative mechanism for one year but would have granted authority to the Security Council to assign accountability for chemical use in Syria.

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 USA airstrikes on a Syrian military base.

'Our military experts and the Syrian Red Crescent have not found any trace of chlorine or any other chemical substances against civilians, ' said foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Russian Federation and Syria said there was no evidence that a gas attack had taken place.

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France and Britain discussed with the Trump administration how to respond to the Douma attack. He called that body "a puppet in the hands of anti-Damascus forces".

Investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are travelling to Syria to determine whether a toxic gas was used in the town of Douma, the site of the April 7 incident, and will start work on Saturday.

"That will give the United States and possibly France an excuse for military action", said Gowan.

That panel had found that the Syrian air force had dropped sarin on the village of Khan Sheikhun in April of a year ago.

A European source said European governments were waiting for the OPCW to carry out its investigation and for more solid forensic evidence from the attack to emerge.

Llorenti said his delegation is concerned about the threats of military action.

The weekly magazine Le Point said the Russian plane had flown over the frigate Aquitaine and was fully armed.

Syrian opposition activists and paramedics said at least 40 people were killed in last weekend's suspected chemical attack and blamed the government.

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