UN expected to approve resolution on Syria chemical weapons

The U.N. Security Council is expected to unanimously approve a resolution Friday aimed at identifying those responsible for using chlorine and other chemical weapons in attacks in Syria that have killed and injured a growing number of civilians. While Russia and the United States have failed to agree on a way to end the Syrian conflict, now in its fifth year, the have agreed on eliminating the country’s chemical weapons. The draft resolution fills a gap in assigning blame for chemical weapon attacks so the perpetrators can be brought to justice. The Security Council is scheduled to vote at 10 a.m. (1400 GMT) Friday, just two days after US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reached agreement on the text. The 13 other council members had until Thursday morning to raise objections and none did.

via ynetnews.com

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