>> The draft resolution has not been adopted owing to the negative vote of a permanent member of the council.>> For the second time in as many days, Russia vetoed on Friday a UN Security Council Resolution on chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The Japanese drafted resolution would have extended by one month a joint inquiry by the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into the blame for those attacks.
With 12 votes in favor, the resolution would have passed, but permanent member Russia used its veto power and voted no.>> Russia is wasting our time.>> US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley.>> Russia's actions today and in recent weeks, have been designed to delay, to distract, and ultimately to defeat the effort to secure accountability for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
>> The inquiry, known as the Joint Investigative Mechanism, found the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent, sarin, in an April attack and chlorine in other attacks. It also blamed Islamic State for using mustard gas.>>
> Without the extension, the inquiry into the attacks ended on Friday.