The Security Council failed to renew the mandate of the investigative mechanism formed to determine the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria after two competing draft resolutions, respectively tabled by the United States and Bolivia, were rejected through votes. The United States draft on extending the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism for one year was rejected due to the negative vote of a permanent member following a vote of 11 in favour to 2 against (Bolivia, Russian Federation), with 2 abstaining (China, Egypt).
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- Themes Conflict
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