April 10, 2018 / 2:17 PM / 12 days ago

United States requests U.N. security council vote on Syria - diplomats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has requested the U.N. Security Council vote at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Tuesday on a proposal for a new inquiry on the use of chemical weapons in Syria after reports of a gas attack on a rebel-held town, diplomats said.

Diplomats said that the resolution would likely be vetoed by Syrian ally Russia. A resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the United States to pass.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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