June 26, 2018 / 12:45 PM / 5 months ago

UK delegation calls vote to give chemical weapons body greater powers

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

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.

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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