Syria

Samantha Power: Agreement Made With Russia Over Syria Chemical Weapons

Resolution reportedly doesn't provide for penalty if Syria doesn't hand over chemical weapons

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) — President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday an agreement has been reached with Russia on forcing Syria to hand over its chemical weapons.

"Agreement reached w/Russia on UNSC Resolution legally obligating Syria to give up CW they used on their people. Going to full UNSC tonight," Samantha Power said on Twitter. "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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