U.S., Britain, and France to introduce UN resolution on Syria
Syria has given its word saying it's ready to give up its chemical weapons arsenal.
"We are ready to declare the location of the chemical weapons, stop production of the chemical weapons, and show these facilities to representatives of Russia and other United Nations member states."
Syria accepted Russia's proposal from Monday under which it will put all of its chemical weapons under international control and have them destroyed.
But most of the international community has its doubts about the proposal, which it suspects is a stalling tactic against U.S.-led military action.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the proposal has to be endorsed by the UN Security Council to have the force it ought to have.
"That this cannot be a process of a delay, this cannot be a process of avoidance, it has to be real, it has to be measurable, it has to be tangible."
"And for this diplomatic option to have a chance of succeeding, the threat of a U.S. military action - the credible, real threat of U.S. military action - must continue."
Britain, France, and the United States are expected to introduce a UN resolution which includes a detailed timetable for the Syrian regime to hand over its chemical weapons.
"Britain and France and America will be tabling a UN Security Council resolution today because I think what's important is to make sure, this isnt' some delaying tactic, that this isn't some ruse, if this is a serious proposal then we sohuld act accordingly."
The measure would also set up international inspections to oversee the dismantling of the weapons, and allow for military action if the Assad regime is uncooperative, according to French officials.
Russia rejected the resolution and called off a UN Security Council meeting which it had initially requested.
The United States blames Syrian government forces for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on August 21st, which killed over 14-hundred civilians.
Yoo Li-an, Arirang News.
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