UN delays sending chemical weapons inspectors to Syrian town of Duma

UNITED NATIONS (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThe United Nations has postponed sending inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the Syrian town of Douma after firing at the site of the April 7 attack, suspected of being chemical.

Bashar al-Jaafari, Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations, said an international security team had always visited on Tuesday before a visit by international experts to investigate the attack.

Russia has told the UN Security Council that there is no point in conducting a new investigation to determine who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.