UN adopts resolution on Syria chemical weapons

(VOVworld) - The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday on the establishment of a joint investigative mechanism that will assign blame for any chemical weapons attacks during the Syrian conflict, now in its fifth year, so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.

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Peter Wilson, left, Deputy Permanent Representative of the UK to the UN, and Samantha Power, US Permanent Representative to the UN cast their votes as the UN Security Council votes to adopt a resolution creating a Joint Investigative Mechanism of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, to identify individuals or entities responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, at UN headquarters, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (Photo: Mark Garten/UN)

The resolution was passed by the 15-member Council including Russia which is Syria’s ally and has a veto in the global organization.

The resolution drafted by the US has put forth the formation of an international investigative body that within a year will identify those responsible for using chemical weapons including chlorine and other chemical weapons in attacks in Syria that have killed and injured a growing number of civilians over the past two years.


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