Key nations at U.N. reach agreement on eliminating Syrian chemical weapons

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 18:50 hrs

The five permanent members of the divided U.N. Security Council have reached an agreement on a resolution to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.

British and U.S. diplomats said that the agreement by the permanent members represents a major breakthrough in addressing August 21st chemical weapons attack in suburbs of Damascus, which has killed more than 100,000 people.

The differences between the permanent members had paralyzed the UNSC action on Syria.

Britain's U.N. ambassador, Mark Lyall Grant, tweeted that Britain, France, the U.S., Russia and China had agreed on a binding and enforceable draft resolution, Fox News reports.

According to the report, he said Britain will introduce the text to the 10 other members of the Security Council at a meeting Thursday night.(ANI)

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