Kerry, Lavrov accord UN SC draft resolution on chemical weapons use in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accorded in Kuala Lumpur a draft resolution of the UN Security Council on forming a mechanism to investigate and to identify individuals guilty of using chemical weapons in Syria, a U.S. diplomatic source told reporters.

After less than two days Sergey Lavrov and John Kerry met again, now in Kuala LumpurPhoto/ Фото: https://flic.kr/p/wXW66pVideo/ Видео: https://youtu.be/GucKSGPAdoo

Posted by МИД России on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accorded in Kuala Lumpur a draft resolution of the UN Security Council on forming a mechanism to investigate and to identify individuals guilty of using chemical weapons in Syria, a U.S. diplomatic source told reporters.

In principle, the draft document was also accorded with U.S. and Russian representation in the UN and Kerry and Lavrov approved it during a meeting in Kuala Lumpur, the source said.

Thus, the UN Security Council meeting to consider and pass the resolution could take place on August 7, the source said.

It has been reported that the resolution foresees in particular that within 20 days the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will submit its recommendations to the UN Security Council regarding the formation of an investigative mechanism united with UN subdivisions.

The document stipulates that the structure being created will have to determine the individuals, organizations, groups and governments, which were directly involved in using poisonous battle substances in Syria.

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