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Russia Vetoes Extension of U.N. Inquiry Into Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

The sole investigation into responsibility for a deadly sarin attack is now in jeopardy.

Russia vetoed a U.S.-sponsored resolution at the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that would have extended the investigation into who used chemical weapons in a deadly sarin gas attack last April, capping several days of rapid-fire diplomacy and underscoring widening divisions between Washington and Moscow.

Separate under the auspices of the U.N. have

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