Syria Focus Shifts to United Nations
The United Kingdom has drafted a resolution to be put forward to the United Nations Security Council over Syria, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said Wednesday.
Downing Street said “Britain has drafted a resolution condemning the chemical weapons attack by (the regime of Syrian President Bashar) Assad and authorizing necessary measures to protect civilians.”
Downing Street said that the U.K. wanted the Security Council to “live up to its responsibilities on Syria.”
A draft text has not been released, but the resolution, drafted under the U.N.’s Chapter 7 mandate, will be put forward at a meeting of the five permanent members of the Security Council at a meeting in New York later Wednesday.