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United Nations Security Council Vote Expected

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKRC) -- The United Nations passes a resolution against Syria but it's not one that includes the use of force if it doesn't turnover its chemical weapons.

A lawmaker in Syria says the resolution represents a failure for US diplomacy.  The five permanent members of the UN Council, that's the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, and China have passed a resolution calling on Syria to turnover its chemical weapons.

The resolution comes in the wake of an attack in Syria where the UN says chemical weapons were used.  Hundreds were killed.  The resolution includes two legally binding demands: that Syria abandon its chemical stockpile and allow unfettered access to chemical weapons experts.

But there is no threat of force if it refuses to do so.

The council says it can draft a second resolution that does include force if Syria fails to comply.  And the White House says that an airstrike is still on the table.
 

 

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