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Russia warned not to shield Syria: Bishop

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April 11, 2018

Penny Wong says Russia should support a UN investigation into a chemical attack on Syria.

If Russia had no involvement in a deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria this week its got nothing to hide from an independent investigation, Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman says.

The nation is threatening to use its veto power at the United Nations Security Council to prevent an investigation into the attack by Bashar al-Assad's regime on Douma, a besieged town in eastern Ghouta that killed up to 80 people and injured hundreds more.

"If Russia and other parties, including the (Syrian) regime believe that they were not involved in this attack then they have nothing to fear from the independent investigation the United Nations is seeking," Labor's Penny Wong told ABC radio on Wednesday, ahead of a second emergency meeting by the security council.

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