The UN Security Council could vote as soon as Friday night on Syria's chemical weapons resolution, a US official has told Reuters.
The Russian envoy to the UN has said he hoped that the UN Security Council will be able to vote on a Syria resolution on Friday evening, according to Reuters.
A resolution reached over Syria's chemical weapons has been hailed has a "breakthrough" by a senior US State Department official.
In a statement, the National Security Council said:
This is historic and unprecedented because it puts oversight of the Assad regime’s compliance under international control and it's the first UNSCR to declare that the use of chemical weapons is a threat to peace and security.
Equally as important, it makes absolutely clear that failure of the Assad regime to comply will have consequences.
Syria will "implode" before any side would claim a military victory, the US Secretary of State said today after the country reached an agreement with Russia on a Syria chemical weapons resolution at the UN Security Council.
John Kerry said there is a "need to move rapidly" to put a political solution in place for Syria through the Geneva process, according to Reuters.
Friends of Syria group has said it is determined to increase support to the opposition Syrian National Coalition "in all its components", according to Reuters, after the US and Russia reached an agreement on a Syria chemical weapons resolution at the UN Security Council.
Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, confirmed an agreement had been reached with Russia on a Syrian chemical weapons resolution.
Agreement reached w/Russia on UNSC Resolution legally obligating #Syria to give up CW they used on their people. Going to full UNSC tonight.
The draft UNSCR establishes that #Syria's use of CW is threat to international peace & security & creates a new norm against the use of CW.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says his country has reached an understanding with the US on a Syrian chemical weapons resolution at the UN Security Council.