April 9, 2018 / 11:02 PM / in 6 months

U.S. wants U.N. to vote Tuesday on Syria chemical weapons inquiry - diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley wants the U.N. Security Council to vote on Tuesday on a U.S. draft resolution to establish a new inquiry into who is to blame for using chemical weapons in Syria, diplomats said on Monday.

The United Nations Security Council meets on Syria at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The United States circulated a revised draft resolution to the 15-member council, which it first put forward on March 1, amid a warning from President Donald Trump that there would be a “big price to pay” for a suspected deadly poison gas attack on a rebel-held Syrian town on Saturday.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols, editing by G Crosse

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