June 26, 2018 / 12:45 PM / in 4 months

UK delegation calls vote to give chemical weapons body greater powers

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The British delegation at the global chemical weapons body on Tuesday called for a vote within 24 hours on its proposal to give the watchdog greater powers to assign blame for chemical attacks.

The logo of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is seen during a special session in the Hague, Netherlands June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Russia, Syria and Iran immediately opposed the proposal, presented at a special session at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Reporting by Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling; nediting by John Stonestreet

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