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UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism expiration date, UNSC to vote on renewal

October 31, 2016

Today is the expiration date of the UN OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), which has been considering selected cases of alleged chemical weapons attacks in order to identify the party responsible. The Council will vote on a two week renewl of the JIM , while members debate further extension. Russia has questioned the findings of the JIM, which identified the Syrian government as responsible for three attacks, and threated to veto an extension of the mechanism in its current form.
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October 31, 2016
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United Nations Security Council