Russia says U.N. report on Syria attack preconceived, political




 
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Russia says U.N. report on Syria attack preconceived, political
 
September 18th, 2013  
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Russia says U.N. report on Syria attack preconceived, political
By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia denounced U.N. investigators' findings on a poison gas attack in Syria as preconceived and tainted by politics on Wednesday, stepping up its criticism of a report Western nations said proved President Bashar al-Assad's forces were responsible. Russia, which has veto power in the Security Council, could cite such doubts about proof of culpability in opposing future efforts by the United States, Britain and France to punish Syria for any violations of a deal to abandon chemical weapons. ...

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