April 12, 2018 / 3:33 PM / 8 months ago

Sweden proposes UN team go to Syria to fix chemical weapons issue

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sweden proposed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Thursday that would ask U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to send a high-level disarmament team to Syria to address “all outstanding issues on the use of chemical weapons once and for all.”

The 15-member council failed on Tuesday to approve three draft resolutions on chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Russia vetoed a U.S. text, while two Russian-drafted resolutions failed to get a minimum nine votes to pass.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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