Britain to submit resolution to UNSC over Syria

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 17:15

London: Britain will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council seeking to authorise "necessary measures" to protect civilians in the wake of alleged chemical weapon attacks in Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday.

"Britain has drafted a resolution condemning the attack by the Assad regime, and authorising all necessary measures under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter to protect civilians from chemical weapons," Xinhua reported citing a statement released by 10 Downing Street.

It said Cameron has also called on the UN Security Council to "live up to its responsibilities".

The resolution will be put forward at a meeting of the permanent members of the Security Council later Wednesday in New York.

Cameron held a further discussion with US President Barack Obama late Tuesday about the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Both leaders agreed that "all the information available confirmed a chemical weapons attack had taken place, noting that even the Iranian president and the Syrian regime had conceded this" and "they were in no doubt that the Assad regime was responsible".

However, Cameron confirmed that the British government had not yet taken a decision on the specific nature of the response, but that it would be "legal and specific to the chemical weapons attack".

IANS



First Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 17:13

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