US condemns Russia veto of probe into Syria chemical weapons use

US said it's very disappointed that Russia put what it considered to be political considerations over the Syrian people who were so brutally murdered.

FILE: A Syrian child receives treatment following a suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province on 4 April 2017. Picture: AFP

WASHINGTON - The United States is “very disappointed” that Russia on Tuesday cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council against renewing a mandate to continue an investigation into who was responsible for the use of chemical weapons during Syria’s civil war.

“We are disappointed, we are very disappointed that Russia put what it considered to be political considerations over the Syrian people who were so brutally murdered,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a regular briefing.