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Russia says West delays UN probe of Syria weapons

Russia is accusing the US, Britain and France of intentionally making a large number of groundless allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria in order to complicate efforts to arrange a UN investigation.

 

Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin made the accusation Thursday following an announcement that Swedish chemical weapons expert Ake Sellstrom and UN disarmament chief Angela Kane will head to Damascus at the Syrian government's invitation, to discuss terms of a possible investigation. (AP)