Russia pushes UN over threat of chemical attacks in Europe

Vitaly Churkin, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations, speaks at UN headquarters in New York on July 29, 2015Russia on Wednesday pushed for measures at the United Nations to monitor extremist groups fighting in Syria, warning of a “clear and present threat” that they could stage chemical attacks, possibly in Europe. Russia and China presented a draft Security Council resolution that calls on all countries, in particular those neighboring Syria such as Turkey and Iraq, to report any move by armed groups to acquire or produce chemical weapons.

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