Russia dismissed as “unconvincing” the findings of a un-led investigation showing that Syrian forces had carried out three chemical attacks, and said no sanctions should be imposed.
A joint united nations-organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons panel concluded that government forces carried out three chlorine gas attacks on villages in 2014 and 2015.
It was the first time an international probe blamed syrian forces after years of denial from damascus. He said, the findings are “not definitive, have no legally binding force and cannot serve as accusatory conclusions for taking legal decisions.
Britain and france pressed demands for sanctions, arguing that un resolutions provided for such action in response to the use of chemical weapons.