UN Security Council Passes Resolution on Syria
The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution for the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal.
The resolution states that non-compliance, including the use of any chemical weapons in Syria, would trigger further actions on the part of the Security Council.
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the document itself does not mandate any use of military power, for it defers adopting measures under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter to a separate decision of the Security Council.
Earlier the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons adopted a plan for the destruction of the Syrian chemical arsenal.
The adoption of the UN resolution came as a compromise after months of opposition between the US and Russia on Syria, and an almost certain American intervention in Syria in August.
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