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US wishes UNSC's action on Syria chemical weapons

Sep 19 2013, 6:40pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) The United States has said it wants the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to be ready to act on Syria's chemical weapons programme, after UN inspectors collected ample evidence of chemical weapons' usage in the Islamic republic.

Washington, Sep 20 — The United States has said it wants the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to be ready to act on Syria's chemical weapons programme, after UN inspectors collected ample...

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US wishes UNSC's action on Syria chemical weapons

Sep 19 2013, 6:40pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) The United States has said it wants the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to be ready to act on Syria's chemical weapons programme, after UN inspectors collected ample evidence of chemical weapons' usage in the Islamic republic.

Washington, Sep 20 — The United States has said it wants the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to be ready to act on Syria's chemical weapons programme, after UN inspectors collected ample evidence of chemical weapons' usage in the Islamic republic.

In a statement delivered at the State Department, the US Secretary of State, Jim Kerry, said Thursday that the Security Council must be prepared to draw up a "binding" resolution, Xinhua reported.

"We need everyone's help in order to see that the Security Council lives up to its founding values that passes a binding resolution that codifies the strongest possible mechanism to achieve the goal and achieve it rapidly," said Kerry.

The agreement, Kerry said, "that Russia and the United States reached in Geneva " clearly said this must be enforceable, it must be done as soon as possible, it must be real".

He said the UN inspectors' investigations had made it clear that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime was responsible for the Aug 21 chemical weapons attack, which the Syrian government denies.

Kerry said the report confirms "unequivocally that chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin, were used in Syria," and continued to claim that only the Assad regime has such chemical weapons, and the means to deliver it.

"The Security Council must be prepared to act next week. It is vital for the international community to stand up and speak out in the strongest possible terms about the importance of enforceable action to rid the world of Syria's chemical weapons," the US secretary of state said.

Kerry's statement came after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia possessed enough evidence that the Syrian opposition used reports about chemical attacks to provoke foreign intervention.

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