The US will give $ 350,000 impartial independent International mechanism to conduct investigations in Syria of crimes (IIIM). This was announced by the permanent U.S. mission at the UN.
«IIIM will help to force the Assad regime to answer for his crimes, including the use of chemical weapons. It is especially important that Russia is «killed» Joint investigation mechanism», — reads the statement of the permanent mission.
This statement angered the Russian mission, accusing the US of torpedoing the initiative to establish an Independent UN investigation of chemical weapons use in Syria, said the Agency «Interfax».
Add that to February 2017 investigation of the facts of use of chemical weapons in Syria engaged in a joint mechanism created by the UN and the Organization for the non-use of chemical weapons. But the UN members failed to reach agreement on the renewal of its mandate.