US ambassador Nikki Haley describes Moscow’s use of veto that will let existing inquiry lapse as a ‘shameful’ move

Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations security council on Friday to block the renewal of an investigation to identify those behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

A draft resolution put forward by Japan would have extended the UN-led joint investigative mechanism (JIM) for 30 days to allow time for negotiations on a wider compromise.

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