The French proposal was a response to Syria's failure to meet a 90-day deadline set in July by the OPCW's executive council for Damascus to declare the nerve agent sarin and chlorine.
While investigators accused the Syrian regime of sarin attacks in 2017, Moscow was urged by Western nations to reveal the circumstances of Alexei Navalny's nerve agent poisoning.
Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia didn't want the meeting behind closed doors and that it be 'conducted in an open setting'.
Jeffrey said an attack by Russian and Syrian forces, and the use of chemical weapons, would force huge refugee flows into southeastern Turkey or areas in Syria under Turkish control.
The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has hailed the international community coming together to strengthen the global ban against chemical weapons use.
Why is it so hard to deter Assad? The answer is simple: Russian President Vladimir Putin is firmly on his side.
The Cabinet agreed on the need to take action to alleviate humanitarian distress and to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime.
The OPCW decided to dispatch a fact-finding mission to the town after reports that more than 40 people died from exposure to toxic gas at the weekend.
French President Emmanuel Macron said today that he would respond to "proof" that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons, "at a time of our choosing."
Donald Trump amended an earlier warning of a swift military strike against Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians, saying it "could be very soon or not soon at all".
President Vladimir Putin on Sunday rubbished claims that Russia poisoned a former spy in Britain.
Since the start of the Syrian conflict, President Bashar al-Assad -- have been accused on numerous occasions of using chemical weapons.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested today that Adolf Hitler didn't use chemical weapons.
President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike on the air base last week, in retaliation for a 'barbaric' chemical attack he blamed on Assad.