UK to Submit UN Resolution on Syria
The UK is to submit a resolution to the UN Security Council later on Wednesday "authorizing necessary measures to protect civilians" in Syria.
The resolution will be put forward at a meeting of the five permanent members of the council, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on Twitter, according to the BBC.
"We've always said we want the UN Security Council to live up to its responsibilities on Syria. Today they have an opportunity to do that," Cameron said.
The announcement came as the United States and its allies pressed their case for likely military action against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
The UK Prime Minister's office earlier on Wednesday said that the evidence clearly indicated that President Assad's forces had carried out the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Ghouta area near Damascus on August 21. Aid agencies say that 355 people were killed and as many as 3,000 injured in that attack, Al Jazeera reminds.