Here is a breakdown of the key points from the UN Security Council Resolution in New York:
- The unanimous vote by the 15-member Security Council to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons capped weeks of intense diplomacy between Russia and the United States.
- This deal was based on an agreement between the two countries following an August 21 sarin nerve gas attack on a Damascus suburb that killed hundreds of people.
- It ends a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, a country where government and rebel fighting is still ongoing.
- The deal which demands the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government if it does not comply.
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