On April 12, 2017, a new draft resolution, presented to the UN Security Council by France, Britain and the United States, was vetoed by the Russian Federation.
It should be mentioned that this project didn’t provide any objective investigation into the incident that happened on April 4 in Syria’s Idlib. Rather on the contrary, it advocated the legitimization of accusations against the Syrian government.
In addition, the Western-backed document didn’t provide the sending of the experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Syria.
Apparently, the West intends to prevent the OPCW, together with the UN, from conducting an independent investigation into the incident in Khan-Shaykhun, which may evoke facts indicating that there was no use of chemical agents, and the West is now conducting a full-scale information campaign against Bashar Assad.