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The Security Council fails to adopt a Russian draft resolution on Syria

BAGHDAD, The UN Security Council failed on Tuesday to adopt a Russian draft resolution expressing support for sending investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to the site of an alleged chemical attack that killed people in Syria.

This is the third draft resolution on chemical weapons attacks in Syria voted by the 15-member council on Tuesday evening.

Any draft resolution requires nine votes and none of the five permanent members - Russia, China, France, Britain and the United States - has veto power against it. The veto can only be used if the project wins at least nine voices.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Tuesday that the inspectors would go to Syria's opposition town of Douma to investigate reports of the attack that killed 60 people.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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