The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, called on Friday for an urgent need for ceasefire to stop the “horrific” bombings in eastern Ghouta hours before voting.
Smoke rises following an air strike on the rebel-held besieged town of Arbin, in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus, on November 18, 2017. (AFP)
‘Throwing a wrench’
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya addresses the United Nations Security Council about an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, during a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, U.S., November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid