November 23, 2017

Russia at U.N. Says Open to New Syria Chemical Weapons Probe

After vetoing the renewal of a U.N.-led probe into chemical attacks in Syria, Russia on Wednesday said it was open to establishing a new panel to investigate the use of toxic gases in the six-year war.

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told reporters that the "JIM is dead," referring to the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) that shut down on Friday after two years of work to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Read more.

Naharnet

Related,
- Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks ‘is dead’ - Washington Post

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