The United Nations Security Council rejected a Russian-drafted resolution today on investigating chemical weapons use in Syria after Moscow vetoed a competing US-proposed measure.
Six countries including China and Russia backed the measure, while seven nations voted against. Two countries abstained.
A draft resolution requires nine votes to be adopted in the 15-member council and no veto from the five permanent members -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States.
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