Russia vetoes UN inquiry on Syria's chemical attacks

A UN inquiry team investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria will be disbanded, after Russia vetoed a resolution to extend its mandate.

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    A UN inquiry team investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria will be disbanded, after Russia vetoed a resolution to extend its mandate.

    The move scrapped a Japanese effort to allow the inquiry to continue for 30 days, to give time for negotiations on a wider compromise.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from New York.


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