BBC News Review: New proposal for chemical weapons inspectors

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Britain will risk a fresh confrontation with Russia today when it seeks new powers for chemical weapons inspectors to say who is responsible for nerve agent attacks in Syria.

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will use a special meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Hague to table the proposals, which are opposed by Moscow.

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Key words and phrases
square off
prepare to confront someone
-The two department stores are squaring off for a price war.
-They squared off for a moment before one man punched the other in the nose.

discord
disagreement
-The political party is ineffective because it has been weakened by internal discord.
-The planned casino created strong discord within the community.

politicised
made political
-Plastic has become a highly politicised topic due to the ecological damage it causes.
-It was just a simple jumper, but the newspapers politicised it and turned it into an issue.

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