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Russia vetoes extension of mission that investigates use of chemical weapons

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday preventing the renewal of the mandate to a mission that investigates the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – known as the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) – was unanimously created by the 15-member U.N. Security Council in 2015 and renewed in 2016 for another year.

Its latest report is due Thursday and the mission’s mandate is due to expire in mid-November.

China abstained from Tuesday’s vote, while Bolivia joined Russia in voting no. Eleven countries voted in favour of the text.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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