Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the UK will present a drafted Syria resolution, condemning the Assad regime for a chemical attack and authorising "necessary measures" to protect civilians", to the UN Security Council later today in New York.
1/3 We've always said we want the UN Security Council to live up to its responsibilities on Syria. Today they have an opportunity to do that
2/2 Britain has drafted a resolution condemning the chemical weapons attack by Assad & authorising necessary measures to protect civilians.
3/3 The resolution will be put forward at a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council later today in New York.
The Prime Minister has said 'the world should not stand idly by' after hundreds were killed in apparent chemical attacks in Syria last week.
Any UK military action in Syria would involve submarine-launched cruise missiles rather than air strikes, a military expert has predicted.