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Security Council Gets Briefing On Weapons In Syria

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  Original Published: 9/16/2013 The report from U.N. weapons inspectors finally goes to the United Nations Security Council weeks after the apparent chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Andrew Spencer reports the international community is hoping to bring together a plan that will take chemical weapons out of the hands of the Syrian regime. United Nations Secretary-general Ban Ki Moon has said U.N. weapons inspectors would deliver overwhelming evidence that chemical weapons were used in Syria. With that report now in hand, he briefs the U.S. Security Council, Monday, during a closed-door meeting. The apparent use of chemical weapons outside Damascus has been followed by nearly four weeks of diplomacy, as the five permanent members of the security council fail to see eye-to-eye in Syria. "Now, we have an agreement, which is a good one," says Laurent Fabius, France Foreign Minister. "Obviously, it's a first step, but we must be sure Syria will comply with the agreement." Top diplomats from the United States and Russia laid out a series of steps the Syrian government should take to eliminate its stockpile of chemical weapons, but the international community still needs to decide what to do if Assad's regime backs out. "We're going to the United Nations with a resolution, this week, that will in fact, call on the United Nations and the world to put pressure on, to put pressure on Syria," says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon Ban says he wants to see an end to the atrocities during Syria's two-and-a-half-year civil war, which the United Nations has failed to prevent. "I hope that the current discussions related to safeguarding Syria's chemical weapons stocks will lead to the security council playing an effective role in promoting an end to the Syrian tragedy," says Ki Moon.
   
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