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UN Security Council rejects resolution to condemn strikes on Syria

The UN Security Council has rejected a resolution, proposed by Russia, to condemn strikes on Syria by the US, UK and France.

The resolution gained only three votes in its favour - from Russia, China and Bolivia. Meanwhile eight member states voted against the resolution and four abstained.

The Russian Ambassador to the UN criticised the US for violating international law and taking action without waiting on the outcome of an investigation on whether the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its civilians.