You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Syria focus shifts to United Nations

Aug. 28, 2013 - 06:37AM   |  
  • Filed Under

The United Kingdom has drafted a resolution to be put forward to the United Nations Security Council over Syria, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said Wednesday.

Downing Street said “Britain has drafted a resolution condemning the chemical weapons attack by (Syrian President Bashar) Assad and authorizing necessary measures to protect civilians.”

Downing Street said the U.K. wanted the Security Council to “live up to its responsibilities on Syria.”

A draft text has not been released, but the resolution, drafted under the U.N.’s Chapter 7, will be put forward at a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council at a gathering in New York later Wednesday.

China, France, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. comprise the international body that is responsible for maintaining international peace.

The development comes as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon has appealed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Ban said the U.N. team investigating the alleged chemical attack must be given time to establish the facts.

The U.S. and its allies hinted Tuesday that the Assad regime may be attacked militarily for the alleged gassing of his people to halt a rebellion.

U.N. weapons inspectors are continuing their investigation.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

CrossFit vs. unit PT
Troops will do the training plans in a $2.5 million study

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook