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UN Security Council agrees to rid Syria of chemical weapons

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2013 | 8:49 AM

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has unanimously adopted a binding resolution on ridding Syria of chemical weapons.

At a session in New York yesterday, the 15-member body backed the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the United States.

The deal breaks a two-and-a-half year deadlock in the UN over Syria, where fighting between government forces and rebels rages on.

The vote came after the international chemical watchdog agreed on a plan to destroy Syria's stockpile by mid-2014.


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