The latest planned vote on a revised UN Security Council resolution demanding an investigation of the suspected chemical attack in Syria has been called off.
Stephen Hickey, the political counsellor at the UK Mission to the UN, said this evening's vote was cancelled with discussions among members "ongoing".
UN Security Council will no longer vote on the UNSCR on #Syria this evening. Consultations among Council members are ongoing.
Britain, France and the United States had put forward the draft resolution for a vote though Russia was expected to veto it having condemned the proposed text as "categorically unacceptable".
The draft resolution supported an investigation by the Organisation of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that would force the Syrian government to give information on its military actions on the day of the assault.
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