Russia loses vote calling for joint inquiry into nerve attack

Russia has lost a vote over its call for a joint inquiry into the poisoning of a former Russian double agent. Russia lost by a vote of 15 to 6, with 17 abstentions, which was held at an emergency meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at The Hague on Wednesday. Russia wanted to counter accusations by Britain that it was behind the March 4 nerve agent attack poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England. Before the meeting, Britain called Russia's request for the meeting "perverse". The chemical weapons watchdog said it sent an expert team to England on March 21 to collect samples for testing. The results of those tests are set to be unveiled next week.

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