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Report: Second Urgent UN Security Council Meeting On Syria Crisis

Report: Second Urgent UN Security Council Meeting On Syria Crisis

August 30, 2013 - 6:16AM

United Nations: The five permanent members of the UN Security Council have held new talks on the Syria chemical weapons crisis but made no apparent progress on UN action.

The 45-minute meeting was the second since Britain proposed a draft Security Council resolution which would allow ‘‘all necessary measures’’ to protect Syrian civilians after a suspected chemical weapons attack last week in which hundreds died.

None of the envoys from Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States commented as they left however.

The United States, Britain and France are considering a military strike against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces over the suspected chemical weapons attack.Russia and China oppose any UN-sanctioned action however and have warned other countries against any attack.

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