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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lebanon Probe Is Questioned

UNITED NATIONS -- Russia wants the UN Security Council to find out which nations are not cooperating with an investigation into political murders in Lebanon, Moscow's UN ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, said Tuesday.

Last month, UN chief investigator Serge Brammertz said he had sent out requests "to an important number of countries" and more than 20 had not answered. He did not name the countries.

Churkin wants to know who the are, saying the council should ask Brammertz "to be more specific next time he reports to the council in March."

Western diplomats indicated the Russian action would draw attention from Syria, which many Lebanese blame for the killings.