September 26, 2013 in Nation/World

U.N. resolution near, Russian envoy says

 

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council, long paralyzed by deep divisions over how to deal with the Syrian conflict, is about two days away from agreeing on a resolution to require Damascus to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said Wednesday.

Gennady Gatilov told the Associated Press that the text of the resolution will include a reference to Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which allows for military and nonmilitary actions to promote peace and security.

But he stressed that there will not be an automatic trigger for such measures, which means the council will have to follow up with another resolution if Syria fails to comply.

Associated Press

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