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The UN Security Council was unable to prolong the mandate of the UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons mission of investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, on the last day of this mission. 

Last month, the Security Council made four unsuccessful attempts on this matter, since the respective views of the council members differed, reported RIA Novosti news agency of Russia.

Russia on Thursday blocked the draft resolution for the extension of the said mandate.

When the Security Council failed to pass any of the documents, Japan proposed that the activities of this mission be extended for 30 days. Even though this proposal received 12 votes in favor, Russia exercised its veto power as a UN Security Council permanent member.

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