Syria crisis - UN powers discuss Council resolution

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 - 8:27

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The five permanent UN Security Council members have met in New York to discuss a resolution on making safe Syrias chemical weapons.

 

A resolution is seen as a key step in a US-Russia brokered plan under which Syria will disclose its arsenal within a week and eliminate it by mid-2014.

 

However, there have already been key disagreements over the wording.

 

France, the UK and US want a resolution carrying the threat of military action but Russia opposes this.