U.N. Security Council could vote on Syria resolution on Friday

  • The U.N. Security Council could vote on Syria's chemical weapons program as early as on Friday. 

    U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said "this resolution will require the destruction of a category of weapons that the Syrian government has used ruthlessly and repeatedly against its own people. And this resolution will make clear that there are going to be consequences for noncompliance."

    Power referred to the move as being "significant" and said they are "optimistic for an overwhelming vote."

    A meeting has been called for Friday afternoon in order to discuss the plans for the elimination of the chemical weapons in Syria, which agreed this month to join the agreement banning these weapons. 

    A team is expected to head to Damascus on Monday in order to establish the inspectors a base for communication. 

    The Western nations believe that Syrian government is responsible for these deadly attacks on its own nation but Russia and Syria said they think it is the rebels that used the chemical weapons. 

    The Russians have, however, agreed to support a resolution that unites the focus of the entire international community to ensure that the chemical weapons in Syria are eliminated. 

    There's still a chance for this deal to fall apart. 

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