US wants UNSC's action over Syrian chemical weapons

Washington, Sept 20: US Secretary of State Thursday said the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) must be prepared to act on Syria's chemical weapons programme, after UN inspectors have come up with ample evidence of chemical weapons' use in that country.

In a statement delivered at the State Department, Kerry said the Security Council must be prepared to draw up a "binding" resolution, Xinhua reported.

"We need everyone's help in order to see that the Security Council lives up to its founding values that passes a binding resolution that codifies the strongest possible mechanism to achieve the goal and achieve it rapidly," said Kerry.

The agreement, Kerry said, "that Russia and the United States reached in Geneva " clearly said this must be enforceable, it must be done as soon as possible, it must be real".

He said the UN inspectors' investigations had made it clear that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime was responsible for the Aug 21 chemical weapons attack, which the Syrian government denies.


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