Un fails to adopt resolutions on syria probe

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Added On April 11, 2018

Russia has vetoed a U.S.-drafted Security Council resolution on an investigative mechanism for chemical weapons use in Syria.

Meanwhile, a Russian-drafted resolution was also vetoed.

Twelve of the 15 members of the Security Council voted in favor of the U.S. text on Tuesday, while Russia and Bolivia voted against it. 

The draft failed to be adopted as Russia has veto power. China abstained.
 
Russia also tabled a draft resolution for vote on Tuesday -- also on an investigative mechanism for chemical weapons use in Syria.
 
But the Russian-drafted resolution was also vetoed, with only six votes in favor, short of the nine voted needed. 
 
Besides, veto-wielding Britain, France and the United States all voted against it.
 
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the main difference between the U.S.-drafted text and the Russian one is that Russia wanted to choose the investigators and assess the outcome while the U.S. text allows for truly independent investigation.
 
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia, who spoke after Haley, argued that the U.S. draft prejudges the outcome of an investigation.