Russia Fails to Remove Syria Nuclear Probe From International Atomic Energy Agency Agenda

September 19, 2014 9:38 PM

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Vienna: Western states defeated a Russian proposal on Friday to remove Syria's alleged past nuclear activities from the agenda of meetings of the UN atomic agency, diplomats said.

But in a vote that highlighted how polarising the global political debate has become, China supported Russia's initiative while only a minority of the nations on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board - 17 out of 35 - voted against.

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