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Syria, Russia slammed at chemical weapons watchdog meeting

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Syria and its close ally are facing harsh criticism at a meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons following an investigation that blamed Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime for a sarin attack that killed about 100 people in April.

At a closed-doors meeting of the chemical weapons watchdog's executive council today, US representative Kenneth D Ward said that "continues to deny the truth and, instead, collaborates with the Assad regime in a deplorable attempt to discredit" the joint UN-OPCW investigation.

The text of Ward's statement was posted on the OPCW website.

has denounced the of the investigation into the Khan Sheikhoun attack and vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to renew the mandate of the UN investigative team, which expires this month.

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 19:22 IST