US confirms agreement reached with Russia over Syria

Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, confirmed an agreement had been reached with Russia on a Syrian chemical weapons resolution.

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Agreement reached w/Russia on UNSC Resolution legally obligating #Syria to give up CW they used on their people. Going to full UNSC tonight.

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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.

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UN may vote on Syria resolution

The United Nations Security Council could vote later today on a draft resolution on destroying Syria's chemical weapons. In a major breakthrough last night, the US and Russia reached an agreement on the resolution.