The calls for the international community to act over the alleged chemical attack in Syria are getting louder.
Iran has told the UN it has "hard evidence" that protests there were being "directed from abroad," while Russia has urged the chamber to "let Iran deal with its own problems." The US said it had put Iran "on notice."
Turkey is threatening a military offensive in Syria against the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin as it bombards US-backed forces there. The US has signalled it will continue to provide support to the Kurdish dominated SDF.
Russia has blocked a US-drafted resolution to renew a mandate of the body investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria. A rival, Russian-made motion was also blocked, leaving the future of the probe in question.
The panel created unanimously by the Security Council is due to end in mid-November. Russia has drawn criticism for the move, but says it must first review an upcoming report before allowing the probe to move forward.
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