April 9, 2018 / 2:54 PM / 11 days ago

U.S. renews U.N. push for inquiry to lay blame for Syria gas attacks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States renewed a push on Monday for the United Nations Security Council to create a new inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria after reports of a deadly poison gas attack on a rebel-held town.

A child cries as they have their face wiped following alleged chemical weapons attack, in what is said to be Douma, Syria in this still image from video obtained by Reuters on April 8, 2018. White Helmets/Reuters TV via REUTERS

The United States circulated to the 15-member council an updated version of a draft resolution to establish the measure, which it first put forward on March 1. Diplomats said the United States had requested council members discuss the new draft later on Monday.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols

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