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Russia vetoes US-drafted Security Council resolution

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on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted resolution on an investigation mechanism for use in

Twelve of the 15 members of the voted in favour of the US text, while and voted against it, reports

The draft failed to be adopted as has veto power. abstained.

Before the vote, Russian to the Vassily Nebenzia accused the US of pushing for a vote as a pretext for possible use of force against

He asked to "come to senses" and warned that it will have to bear responsibility if it attacks

US to the Nikki Haley said before the vote that her delegation had tried hard to incorporate Russian proposals in the draft that would not compromise the impartiality of investigation.

Russia has also tabled a draft resolution for vote on Tuesday.

Haley said the main difference between the US-drafted text and the Russian one is that Russia wanted to choose the investigators and assess the outcome while the US text allows for an independent investigation.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 05:48 IST
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