and the United States said
Saturday they have reached a groundbreaking deal on a framework to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, after talks in Switzerland.
Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stood side by side as they set out a series of steps the Syrian government must follow. ...
Under the resolution, progress on eliminating
chemical weapons will be kept under review and, "in the event of
non-compliance ... the UN Security Council should impose measures under Chapter
VII of the UN Charter."
Chapter 7 of the U.N. charter leaves open the possibility for the Security Council to consider the use of force if
Syria fails to
comply, but Russia,
which has veto power on the council, is unlikely to agree to that. Other
options include the use of sanctions.
Questioned by reporters, Kerry backed off the idea of force, saying he won't specify what the remedy "might be for circumstances we don't even know yet."
Lavrov said that "any violations of procedures ... would be looked at by the Security Council and, if they are approved, the Security Council would take the required measures, concrete measures."
But, he added, "There is nothing said about the use of force or any automatic sanctions."
Lavrov said it was the responsibility of all parties to ensure that the weapons inspectors can work safely in
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There is nothing concrete, diplomacy all wording, as we know unsc hostage of
they can control by veto, what is the point? Criminal assad bidding times and all sort of
excuses after excuses stuffing things around and on going slaughtering people.