Apparent deal on Syria resolution: UN diplomats
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Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 01:11
  
United Nations: Diplomats at the United Nations say the five permanent members of the divided UN Security Council appear to have reached agreement on a resolution to require Syria to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles.

Their comments on Thursday came a day after Russia's deputy foreign minister said negotiators had overcome a major hurdle and agreed that the text of the resolution would include a reference to Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which allows for military and nonmilitary actions to promote peace and security.

The five veto-wielding members of the Security Council have been discussing for weeks what to include in a new resolution requiring that Syria's chemical weapons stockpile be secured and dismantled.

The US and Russia had been at odds on how to enforce the resolution.

PTI


First Published: Friday, September 27, 2013, 01:11


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