Russia lifts UN hold on Syria chemical attacks probe: diplomats

Vitaly Churkin, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during a Security council meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on July 29, 2015Russia has lifted its objections to a UN investigation into chemical attacks in Syria, clearing the way for the probe to begin, diplomats said. The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution August 7 approving a joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

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