British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting on the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons, in Paris, France, May 18, 2018. Chrisotphe Petit-Tesson/Pool via Reuters
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Thirty-three countries called Friday for an emergency plenary session of the world's chemical watchdog to propose a new way to attribute blame for attacks with banned munitions, after efforts to impose a new system at the United Nations broke down.France wants those nations to support the creation of a new mechanism at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to enable it to assign blame for attacks carried out with banned munitions, French diplomats said.Urging Russia to reconsider its opposition to establishing a new attribution mechanism, the 33 countries called for a special meeting of all 192 parties to the 1997 global Chemical Weapons Convention in June.Currently, the OPCW in The Hague only determines whether chemical attacks have taken place, not who carried them out.
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