Russia expects Syria resolution in next two days
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 13:44
United Nations: Russia's deputy foreign minister says agreement on a UN Security Council resolution requiring Syria to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles is likely in the next two days.

Gennady Gatilov said that the text of the resolution will include a reference to Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which includes military and non-military actions to promote peace and security.

But he stressed that there will not be an automatic trigger for Chapter 7 measures, which means another Security Council resolution will be required if Syria fails to comply.

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

Britain's UN Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told he expects the remaining differences to be worked out "in the next few days."


First Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 13:44

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