Syria crisis - UN powers discuss Council resolution

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 - 8:27



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.