US urges passage of Japan proposal to extend probe of chemical weapons attacks in Syria

WASHINGTON – The US State Department on Friday urged passage of a US-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution to renew an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria for one month.


State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, speaking to reporters in a briefing, said the United States was very disappointed in Russia's veto of UN Security Council action on the issue on Thursday. Russia separately on Friday rejected the one-month extension proposal crafted by Japan.


First published: 11.17.17, 23:27