US Russia Negotiate UN Resoultion on Syria

Friday 27th September, 2013

After weeks of disputes, Russia and the USA have reached agreement regarding the text of a UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria. The resolution will oblige the Syrian government to hand over its chemical arsenal to be destroyed. It also describes Syria’s chemical weapons as a threat to international security. The text further notes the Syrian government’s stated willingness to hand them over. The draft resolution envisions actions under Chapter 7 of UN’s charter, should Syria fail to fulfill the requirements. While the US favored immediate military intervention, Russia has presse…

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