U.N. blames Assad govt. for chemical attack in Syria
ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2017 05:30 IST
New York [USA], Oct 27 (ANI): Reports have emerged that the United Nations investigative panel has blamed the Bashar al-Assad government of Syria for the deadly chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun that killed at least 87 people.
Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), the investigative panel jointly created by the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), had been probing who the culprit behind the attack.
U.S. went on record to hold Syrian government culpable for the attack.
On 7 April, three days after the attack, the United States even launched 59 cruise missiles at Shayrat Air Base, which U.S. intelligence claimed was the source of the attack.
On Tuesday, Russia cast a veto preventing the renewal of the mandate of JIM which is due to expire in mid-November. (ANI)