UN: deadlock over use of chemical weapons in Syrian civil war


Russia wants a new independent investigation but the US wants to press ahead with prosecuting the Assad regime. Meanwhile chemical attacks are reportedly ongoing.

The UN has failed to agree on a response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war.

France, the US and their allies want to press on with sanctions based on the findings of last year’s expert inquiry, carried out in conjunction with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which found that the Syrian government had used sarin and chlorine gas against its own people. Continue reading.